MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Mobile Police arrested a student at B.C. Rain High School Tuesday after they say a School Resource Officer found it in the student’s backpack.
According to police, the SRO was conducting a random search and the student refused to cooperate. The student then ran from the officer inside the school, but was stopped by the school’s staff. The officer searched the bag and found the loaded gun.
The student was taken to Strickland Youth Center.
A spokesperson from the Mobile County Public School System said it was not a random search. The spokesperson said the School Resource Officer saw the student acting suspicious and brought the student into the office to search the bag when he found the gun. The student never ran, there was never a foot chase, and it was all contained in the office, according to MCPSS.