ROBERTSDALE, Ala. (WPMI) There have been three incidents involving guns in less than a week and Thursday, Baldwin County officials said it's time to address the issues head on.
District Attorney Hallie Dixon and School Superintendent Dr. Alan Lee, along with members of local law enforcement, reiterated the zero tolerance policy.
A gun was brought on Baldwin County High Schools campus last week, a pellet gun was fired at a school bus Tuesday and a gun was fired near a school bus Wednesday.
Thursday's news conference was put together at the last minute. This after the District Attorney says she was shocked when she learned someone had fired gunshots at the school bus.
"This is serious business," Dixon said. "Even if it's a joke to them and they have no ill intent, it could and it will permanently hurt their future."
The warning came from the D.A. after students involved in recent school threats claim their actions were prank or jokes.
"We are going to see some horrible consequences for young people who have made some horrible decisions and we don't want that affecting the rest of their lives," said School Superintendent Dr. Alan Lee.
The two students who brought a gun to Baldwin County High School last week face expulsion. A 19-year-old could face upgraded felony charges for allegedly shooting a pellet gun at a school bus, and police in Orange Beach are on the hunt for driver who fired shots at another school bus.
"They have gotten video. They have done an extremely thorough investigation but have not been able to locate the perpetrator at this time. We cannot say definitively that that particular gunshot was designed to strike or hit or had anything to do with the school bus," said Dixon.