Sub teacher brings gun to alternative school - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Student brings substitute teacher's gun home from school

Posted: Updated:
The substitute teacher told school administrators he didn't realize the gun was in his jacket. The substitute teacher told school administrators he didn't realize the gun was in his jacket.
MADISON COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The investigation continues into a substitute teacher carrying a weapon onto a Madison County school campus. WLBT confirmed an alternative school student in Canton rode home on a school bus after taking a gun from the teacher's jacket.

The substitute teacher told school administrators he didn't realize the gun was in his jacket. The 8th grade student allegedly stole the gun and took it home. Later another student told a teacher at the Madison County Academic Options Center what happened.

"Oh my goodness lets face it that was a poor decision. We were aware of it a week ago Friday March 1st. I'm really proud of how our alternative school principles and staff operated," said Madison County Superintendent of Education Dr. Ronnie McGehee. "Before this he's been an excellent sub for us. We had two very poor decisions and one good decision. We had a student come forward and say 'I know where it is, I know who has it and I'm telling you.'"

State law prohibits firearms on school campuses. The teacher has not been charged. The superintendent said the unidentified 8th grader will likely be expelled.

Copyright 2013 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Hebert Family speaks out about deadly explosion at Omega Protein

    Hebert Family speaks out about deadly explosion at Omega Protein

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:55 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:55:14 GMT
    Christopher Hebert was killed in an accident at Omega Protein's Moss Point plant in 2012. Hebert's loved ones said they are heartbroken to hear of another life lost.More >>
    In 2012, Christopher Hebert was killed when he was caught in a rotating screw conveyor at Omega Protein's Moss Point plant. Hebert's loved ones said they are heartbroken to hear another family is having to deal with losing a loved one because of something that happened at the plant.
    More >>
  • Woman, 2 children killed in Leake County ATV accident

    Toddler involved in fatal Leake County ATV accident expected to recover

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:08:07 GMT
    Two-year-old Alicia Hernandez is currently at Blair E. Batson hospital in Jackson recovering from an ATV accident that killed her mother, brother and a cousin. "My Aunt Lucy Hernandez, her second oldestMore >>
    Sarah Eichelberger, of Baton Rouge, was driving her 2009 Acura car when she collided with Lucy Hernandez's Honda ATV.
    More >>
  • Suspect's death takes a toll on authorities

    Suspect's death takes a toll on authorities

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:53:12 GMT
    The D'Iberville man who was pulled from the Tchoutacabouffa River this weekend drowned, according to Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove. Monday, an autopsy was completed on James King. Authorities sayMore >>
    The D'Iberville man who was pulled from the Tchoutacabouffa River this weekend drowned, according to Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove. Monday, an autopsy was completed on James King. Authorities say the 21-year-old jumped into the river Saturday while running away from police. It's the kind of tragedy first responders admit always takes a toll on them.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

208 DeBuys Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 896-1313

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WLOX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.