Officials: Student suspended after hiding gun at school

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SMITHS STATION, AL  (WTVM) –  News Leader 9 is following reports of a gun found in the ceiling of an east Alabama school.

We are told the incident happened at Smiths Station High School.

Fellow students allegedly went to school resource officers Monday, telling them that a classmate brought a gun on campus.

The student was questioned and denied the accusation.

Lee County sheriff's deputies later found a 9-millimeter handgun hidden above one of the ceiling tiles in a classroom.

Criminal charges have been filed against the student in question and he will be suspended from school.

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