Student arrested after loaded gun brought to Dothan H.S.

Student arrested after loaded gun brought to Dothan H.S.
A student at Dothan High School was arrested after bringing a stolen loaded gun to campus Monday.

DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) - A student at Dothan High School has been arrested after authorities say he brought a stolen loaded pistol to school Monday.

The school's School Resource Officer was notified of a student on campus who was possibly in possession of a gun. The SRO then immediately removed the student, identified only as a 17-year-old male, from the classroom he was in.

The SRO conducted an investigation and found the student was armed with a handgun.

Criminal investigators responded to the school and began investigating the incident, determining the gun was stolen during the break-in of an unlocked vehicle. The owner had reported the gun stolen to Dothan authorities.

The student was taken to the Dothan Police Department and charged with one count of certain persons forbidden to possess a pistol and three counts of breaking and entering a vehicle.

More charges are possible, according to the police department, as the investigation is ongoing.

The suspect's name has not been released due to his age. Dothan police also declined to release any information about previous disciplinary or criminal actions regarding the student.

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