Sumrall student admits to having gun near campus

Sumrall student admits to having gun near campus

SUMRALL, MS (WDAM) - A Sumrall High School student faces maximum punishment after admitting to having a hand gun near campus Thursday afternoon.

Lamar County Superintendent Tess Smith said a student reported being threatened by the student with the gun Thursday at an off-campus location where students park near the high school.

Smith said the student did not have the gun when school police and local law enforcement checked Friday. Although Thursday's incident happened off campus, it is not clear if the gun was on campus at any point that day.

The student was immediately put into out of school suspension, according to Smith. She said maximum punishment under the district's code of student conduct would be pursued, which includes a youth court referral.

"Certain things can be reported to youth court, and this is one of them," Smith said.

High school parents should expect a notification letter or message about the incident, according to Smith.