Student charged with bringing BB gun, knife to school

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A student at a Mississippi elementary school has been charged with a felony after bringing a BB gun and a pocket knife to class.

WDAM-TV ( ) reports a teacher noticed a sixth-grade student at Woodley Elementary School in Hattiesburg was showing the gun to other students Tuesday. The teacher called in school resource officers and the student was taken to a juvenile detention center.

School officials say parents have raised concerns about the weapons only being a BB gun and a pocket knife. The district has a zero tolerance policy about weapons on campus. Some parents were also concerned they weren't notified of the incident. The superintendent has apologized for the lack of communication.

The student has been charged with possession of a weapon and was removed from the school.


Information from: WDAM-TV,

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent U.S. stories

Related topics

The Associated Press


    Catch up on the top news and features from, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast