FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Release No. 23 Monday,
January 31, 2011, 3:23 P.M., CDT
Contact: Sergeant Johnny Williams
Public Information Officer
Telephone No. (205) 254-1708
The Birmingham Police Department reports that a suspect has been taken into custody in
connection with having unlawful possession of a firearm. The suspect was arrested on Monday, January
31, 2011 at Woodlawn High School.
A Birmingham Police Department School Resource Officer arrested the student after he was
notified by another student that the suspect had a gun. The officer and school personnel located the student
and found that she had a weapon in her waistband. The student was arrested without incident and taken to
Jefferson County Family Court.
The suspect is a 16 year old 10th grade student at Woodlawn High School.
The weapon was not loaded and later determined to have been taken from the suspect’s grandmother.
No photo of the suspect is available.