From The Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — A Hewitt-Trussville Middle School (HTMS) student reportedly brought a weapon to school on Monday, Oct. 24.
According to the Trussville Police Department (TPD), they were made aware of a student that brought a kitchen knife to school. As soon as the knife was reported, the student was immediately removed from class. The middle school administrators worked quickly with the school resource officers to ensure student safety and assess the credibility of any threat.
Due to the guidelines put in place and the quick action taken by the TPD and Trussville City Schools, there was no disruption to any classes or normal school activities.
At this time, the police department is still gathering information and investigating why the student brought the knife to school. School safety is a priority to the Trussville Police Department and the Trussville City School System. We will continue to work together to ensure the safety and security of all students, faculty, and staff.
Riner stated that the student told TPD that during the football game Friday night, he was reportedly jumped during an altercation with a group of boys.
“The weapon was reported to school administration and the student was immediately removed from class and the threat assessment protocol completed,” HTMS Principal Jennifer Abney stated. “Administrators worked with our school resource officers to ensure student safety and assess the credibility of any threat. Student code of conduct was followed as it pertains to a weapon.
“All students and faculty are safe. Classes and general school operations were never disrupted and the school day is continuing as normal. The safety and security of our students, faculty and staff is our number one priority.”
The story will be updated when more information is available.