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State Education Superintendent Discuses School Safety

The conversation continues: What more can be done to make Alabama’s schools safer? State Superintendent Eric Mackey is weighing in on some of the safety protocols already used throughout the state and some of the areas that need to be strengthened. Though the school year is wrapping up Mackey says education officials and law enforcement will use the time that…

Governor Kay Ivey Talks Gun Control

There are several gun safety proposals popping up, since the Parkland, Florida shooting. But what is the solution? While some are in favor of arming teachers, Governor Kay Ivey thinks otherwise, saying teachers already have their hands full. “I hope that we would find either volunteers or some other source of man-power if the local school principals or superintendent feels…

Alabama House Approves Church ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

The Alabama House of Representatives has approved a revision of the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law to specify that deadly force can be used to defend someone in a church. The Houses of Representatives approved the bill Thursday on a 40-16 vote. It now moves to the Alabama Senate. Republican Rep. Lynn Greer of Rogersville cited deadly church shootings in…

Two Juveniles Arrested after Gun Video Posted on Social Media

Two juveniles have been arrested in Montgomery after posting video of themselves holding AR-15 military type rifles. A tipster called authorities after seeing the video. Police located the residence and confiscated firearms, and arrested the suspects for misdemeanor warrants and suspicion of auto theft. Authorities say it’s a result of the Montgomery County Gun Youth Initiative. The initiative consists of a $300 reward to be…

Gun Buy Back Program In Montgomery

Crime Stoppers and the Central Alabama Community Foundation have teamed up to get as many illegal guns of the street as they can. They’re sponsoring, a gun buy back event that kicks off tomorrow. After success in other cities, Tony Garrett of Crime Stoppers says they’re giving the gun buy back program a try, but with an added bonus. He…

Greenville Schools Placed on Lockdown

Around 8:07 a.m. this morning, Greenville Elementary School received an anonymous phone call stating that a specific person was bringing a gun to the school or the board of education. Greenville Elementary, WO Parmer, Greenville Middle School, and the board of education went into lockdown. Officers arrived at the schools and the board of education in order to locate the…