A Dothan High School football player is facing possible expulsion after a gun was found in his book bag.
Police say the 15-year old freshman was taken to the Southeast Alabama Diversion Center.
Reportedly, the student was searched after school workers were tipped off about the firearm.
The search happened during football practice.
Superintendent Dr. Sam Nichols told reporters he has no reason to believe the student intended to harm anyone.
The student claims he found the gun.