No criminal charges for MCHS student who took AR-15 on campus

The student took a parent's .22 caliber AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle onto campus.

Posted: Feb 28, 2018 12:02 PM
Updated: Feb 28, 2018 5:12 PM

New details: prosecutors will not file criminal charges against the student who took a gun onto campus at Madison County High.

Plus, WAAY 31 has uncovered the gun is a .22 caliber AR-15 style semi-automatic.

Madison County’s Sheriff’s office tells WAAY 31 its investigators consulted with the District Attorney’s office and decided against filing charges.

On February 21st, a parent emailed the school to warn administrators a student might have taken a gun on campus.

This was one week after the deadly school shooting in Florida.

At MCHS, the student never made a threat.

But, the sheriff’s office tells WAAY 31 a school resource officer found the AR-15 in the student’s truck.

The gun belongs to the student's parent.

Although there will be no criminal charges, the Madison County Board of Ed tells WAAY 31 the automatic penalty for taking a gun on campus is suspension for a year.

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