Unloaded gun found in backpack of Pike Road student

Unloaded gun found in backpack of Pike Road student
Pike Road Junior High School was placed on lockdown Thursday after a student brought a gun. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

PIKE ROAD, Ala. (WSFA) - Pike Road Junior High School was placed on lockdown Thursday after a student brought a gun.

According to Pike Road Schools, an unloaded handgun was found in a student’s book bag. There was no ammunition for the gun.

School officials say the pistol was found by the administration and the school resource officer. The situation is being handled at this time.

It is unclear if there was any specific threat against the school.

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