From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Police Department (BPD) investigated an incident at Arrington Middle School when a man who sustained a gunshot injury entered the school just before 8:30 a.m.
According to the BPD, the male was in the lobby of the school and walked back out. As a safety precaution, the school was placed on lockdown as the investigation continued.
“The investigation revealed that there were no shots fired near nor around the school,” Sergeant Monica Law stated. “The male sustained his injury at some earlier time and not near Arrington Middle School.”
Law stated he had been treated at Princeton Hospital and left the hospital against medical advice.
“He boarded a bus, but due to cognitive issues, he may have boarded the wrong bus and may have been confused about where he was,” Law stated.
He was transported to UAB Hospital by Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service for treatment.
Around 9:00 a.m., the school was taken off a lock down status once we determined there was no threat to the school or its occupants.
The story will be updated when more information is available.