TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - Two middle school students in Tuscaloosa were arrested today after a gun was found at school on Monday.
Two students, a male and female at Westlawn Middle School were charged with certain persons in possession of a firearm. The male student was also charged with tampering with evidence.
Tuscaloosa Police Lt. Teen Richardson said a 12-year-old girl brought the gun to school because she was "being picked on."
The incident occurred after hours at Westlawn Middle. Only one classroom was placed in a lockdown.
The student alerted a teacher that the gun was missing. Others at the school were notified and searched the room. They found the gun in the book bag of a 14-year-old boy.