Albert Lea police recover a gun on high school property

(ABC 6 News) – Albert Lea police confirmed they discovered an unloaded handgun and ammunition in a student’s car during a planned drug search at Albert Lea High School Monday.

ALPD’s director of public safety JD Carlson said police seized the weapon and the student, a minor, will be charged with felony possession of a firearm on school property.

As the student is a juvenile, those charges will be reviewed by the Albert Lea courts.

The drug search was planned and all students and staff remained safe during the K-9 search.

Carlson said police cited four more students for possession of marijuana vapes.