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Teen Brings Gun to Friday Night Football Game


Daleville defeated Montgomery Catholic on Friday night.

Fans celebrated their win, not knowing that their victory could turn deadly.

"Friday's nights football game they game was pretty much over, everyone was practically clearing out," explained Daleville Chief of Police Harvey Mathis. "Somebody brought to the attention of one of the officers that someone was carrying a gun. Our school resource officer approached that student, felt in his pocket, felt it was a pistol and it was retrieved. He was brought down to the police station here, we contacted his parents as well as youth services."

Weapons of any kind are not allowed on school property.

"It's a zero tolerance policy to have to have any type of weapons like that at school," said Chief Mathis.

It is still unclear how the minor got the weapon.

"The student was interviewed by our investigators and he indicated that he was holding the gun for someone but he wouldn't indicated who it was whether it was true or not bottom line is he had a gun and it was loaded and chambered," said Chief Mathis.

School officials appreciate the way the police handled the situation.

"I would like to applaud the Daleville City Department of Safety, they acted promptly and in a professional matter and Daleville City Schools is committed to providing a safe environment for our students our faculty and staff and for our guests," said Superintendent Andrew Kelley.

Chief Mathis says from his understanding the minor will be expelled.


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