By JB Clark/NEMS Daily Journal
PONOTOC – The Ponotoc County Sheriff’s department arrested a sixth-grade student at the Alternative School of Pontotoc County for allegedly bringing a B.B. gun to school.
The student was taken from the school at about 8 a.m. Wednesday morning and is being transferred to youth court, according to Pontotoc Sheriff Leo Mask.
School officials say the student showed another student a gun on the school bus. The student who was shown the gun reported it to the bus driver who immediately informed school officials.
Teachers separated the students and called Pontotoc County Sheriff’s deputies who were on the scene within two minutes.
Pontotoc County Schools Superintendent Kenny Roy said the student denied having a weapon but when he stood up, a B.B. gun fell to the floor.
“Everyone involved handled it swiftly and correctly,” Roy said. “It was resolved in five minutes.”
Roy said the student will be disciplined according to school policy. The policy generally calls for expulsion in similar cases, but each incident is looked at individually and the district does not comment on individual student discipline cases.
More as it is available.