BB gun in backpack causes Hoover HS lockdown

BB gun in backpack causes Hoover HS lockdown

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Hoover High School. Source: WBRC file photo Hoover High School. Source: WBRC file photo
HOOVER, AL (WBRC) -

A lockdown at Hoover High School has been lifted after school officials determined a weapon found in a backpack was a BB gun.

Now, a Hoover student is facing discipline and possible criminal charges.

A Hoover student saw a gun in another person's backpack and alerted administrators, Hoover spokesman Jason Gaston confirmed.

The administrators confronted the suspect and put the school on lockdown as standard procedure.

The lockdown was lifted after the gun was found to be a BB gun. Gaston says no students were ever in danger.

Hoover schools sent a message to parents Thursday that said in part, they are "proud of our students and faculty in both instances. Our crisis safety plan is reviewed and practiced for these occurrences. The culture of trust allows for Hoover High to be a very safe environment for all students and staff. Thanks for your support of Hoover High."

This is the second lockdown at Hoover High School this week. Hoover Police have charged an Alabaster man for calling in a bomb threat to Hoover and Spain Park high schools around 10 a.m. Monday.

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