A student at Hightower Academy, Dawson County's alternative school, was arrested Tuesday afternoon for possession of a weapon on campus.
Hunter Davis Glover, 18, is currently being held without bond in Dawson County Sheriff's custody, according to jail records.
"The school received information that he possibly had a shotgun in his truck," said Capt. Tony Wooten, sheriff's spokesman.
"School officials then searched the vehicle, located the weapon and called us."
Glover was taken into custody around noon by school resource officers, who also took the shotgun into evidence.
"We are not aware of any intent for Mr. Glover to use the weapon for any other criminal activity other than having the weapon in his possession in his vehicle," Wooten said. "Weapons on campus by students cannot be tolerated for the safety of other students and staff."
Dawson County Superintendent Damon Gibbs said the school system has turned the matter over to the sheriff's office.
"The school system is following proper protocol and has handed the case over to the sheriff's office. We are cooperating with them," he said.
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Staff writer Michele Hester contributed to this story.