Southaven teen arrested with gun at school

By The Associated Press

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Southaven police arrested a 15-year-old boy for having a gun on school property.

Deputy Chief Steve Pirtle says the student was arrested at 11 a.m. Thursday at Southaven Middle School.

Pirtle tells The Commercial Appeal ( ) police received a tip about the gun, and when officers went to the school, they located the boy and found him with the gun. He was arrested and charged with possession of a deadly weapon on school grounds. The gun was seized by police and placed into evidence.

The juvenile was taken to the DeSoto County Juvenile Detention Center.

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