Who knew we would have a test of this law this soon. If he had been drinking, they need to throw the book at him.
I did notice that the biased Timesdaily reported "It’s illegal to carry a gun on school property in Alabama." Check out the comments under the article if you want clarification and quoted law regarding the fact that this statement is not entirely true.
I did notice other news agencies reporting the issue with a little more clarity and truth -
Notice, in the WAFF article, it states "the individual was found to be in violation of the Open Carry Law on school premises" from the statement given by the Superintendent. Notice it does not mention concealed carry, which is the only exception given for carrying on school property according to Section 13A-11-72 -
Premises of a public school. The term "public school" as used in this section applies only to a school composed of grades K-12 and shall include a school bus used for grades K-12.
(c) Subject to the exceptions provided by Section 13A-11-74, no person shall knowingly with intent to do bodily harm carry or possess a deadly weapon on the premises of a public school.
(d) Possession of a deadly weapon with the intent to do bodily harm on the premises of a public school in violation of subsection (c) of this section is a Class C felony.
(e) Law enforcement officers are exempt from this section, and persons with pistol permits issued pursuant to Section 13A-11-75, are exempt from the provisions of subsection (c) of this section.
I can only assume, from the information given so far, that he did not have a CC permit. If he did, I'm sure it will be revoked rather quickly if he was at all intoxicated.....