Lamar County student discplined for having gun

LAMAR COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – A Sumrall High School student is in trouble after bringing a gun onto school property.

According to Lamar County School District Superintendent Tess Smith, the incident happened Thursday afternoon.

Smith told WHLT that a student reported being threatened by another student with a handgun.

During the investigation, it was determined that the handgun was never brought into a school building.

The investigation revealed that it was at an off-campus location.

The principal sent a letter home to parents on Friday, which reads in part:

“Please know that the safety of our students is our top priority. We investigate all reports of issues and potential issues involving the safety and well-being of our students and staff.”

Smith tells us the student admitted to having the weapon in their car as they drove through campus.

She says the student will be disciplined and referred to youth court.

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