Cullman Middle School student arrested with handgun

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Cullman Middle School (Cullman Tribune file photo)

Updated 9-12-20

On Saturday, Sept. 12, The Tribune obtained the following statement from Cullman City Schools Superintendent Dr. Susan Patterson:

“On Thursday, September 10th just as school started Cullman Middle School administrators were notified of a student being in possession of a gun on campus. I want to commend the staff on their swift actions in following our safety protocols to eliminate any danger to all of our students and staff. In coordination with our school resource officer and the Cullman Police Department, the student in question was removed from campus”


CULLMAN, Ala. – A Cullman Middle School student was arrested Thursday for allegedly bringing a 9mm handgun and ammunition to school.

Cullman Police Chief Kenny Culpepper confirmed a male student was arrested Thursday morning before classes began.

“The School Resource Officer and the staff got a tip, and they found it and the kid was arrested,” said Culpepper. “We’ve put an extra officer there, but there is no further threat.”

The student has not been identified as he is a minor.

“It’s under investigation,” said Culpepper, “but we don’t feel like there is any continuing threat.”

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