From The Tribune staff reports
CLAY – Clay Elementary School Principal Dr. Jacqnaii Finkley sent a message out to parents this morning at 9:36 a.m. to notify them of a situation at the school involving a weapon on the campus.
One parent sent a screen shot of the email to The Trussville Tribune, which reads:
“Clay Elementary School Family,
“In the interest of transparency, I wanted to make you aware of a situation that occurred on our campus.
“A parent notified the administration of a weapon on campus this morning. The administration immediately took action and the weapon was secured within minutes with the assistance of the school’s resource officer. The individual believed to be responsible was immediately identified and was taken into custody by school resource officers.
“All students are safe and our school day is continuing as normal.
“This is now a law enforcement matter, and I am limited with the details I can release. However, I felt it was important to be upfront with you and tell you what I could. Please know we take student safety seriously and JEFCOED has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to situations such as this one.
“I want to reiterate that all students and staff are safe.
“Dr. Jacqnaii Finkley
“Clay Elementary School Principal”
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.