Armed woman walks into elementary school, threatens to kill sister, police say
Barbara Grice is in custody after allegedly bringing a loaded revolver into a Baldwin County Elementary School while threatening to kill her sister. By Stephanie Baumer
ELBERTA, AL (WALA) - Barbara Grice is in custody after allegedly bringing a loaded revolver into a Baldwin County Elementary School while threatening to kill her sister.
No injuries were reported and, according to a press conference held Wednesday following the incident, Grice didn’t fire the weapon.
Earlier, the Baldwin County School System contacted parents through their rapid notification system informing them that all students, staff and teachers were safe and sound.
BCSS Director of Communications Terry Wilhite says Elberta school officials immediately activated its safety plan with a report of “shots fired” and that there was an almost immediate response from law enforcement and school officials.
Students were dismissed into the custody of parents - even those students who normally take the bus.
“This is simply part of the safety dismissal plan,” Wilhite said in a released statement. “Parents need to make access to school using County Road 87 and follow the normal carline dismissal path.”
The case is being investigated by the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office and Elberta Police Department.