SCS sent a letter home with students, but that was a little late for parents who showed up at the school to pick up their children early.
Officials say at the time there was not any direct threat to students or staff.
(WMC-TV) - A child is in police custody after firing a gun at school Thursday morning. A 5-year-old brought the gun to Westside Elementary School in Frayser and fired a shot in the cafeteria. Nobody wasMore >> A kindergartner is in police custody after a handgun he reportedly brought to school in his backpack discharged in an elementary school cafeteria.More >> SCS sent a letter home to parents of Westside Elementary School students. Read the letter in its entirety here.More >>
Kidsandguns.org provided the following safety tips when it comes to guns and your children.Parents who own a gun:- Unload it and lock it up- Lock and store ammunition separately- Hide keys where childrenMore >> Kidsandguns.org provided the following safety tips when it comes to guns and your children.Parents who own a gun:- Unload it and lock it up- Lock and store ammunition separately- Hide keys where childrenMore >>
The hearing lasted only 15 minutes, as Judge William Steele questioned Byrd about his plea, and his understanding of its legal ramifications. The sheriff said "yes sir" to every question.More >> Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd is now a confessed federal felon. Byrd pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon in Mobile federal court to one count of witness tampering involving the abuse of a restrained and handcuffed prisoner, and a subsequent cover-up. Mobile was the venue for the plea hearing because the suspect led officers on a high speed chase that began in Mississippi and ended in Alabama.More >> Under Mississippi state law, a federal or state felon cannot serve in any public office including sheriff. With the sheriff pleading guilty to federal witness tampering on Tuesday, Jackson County supervisorsMore >> With the sheriff pleading guilty to federal witness tampering on Tuesday, Jackson County supervisors say they've already considered what they'll do if Byrd resigns or if the attorney general removes him.More >> (RNN) - Gil Brandt of NFL.com and ESPN radio host Paul Finebaum are reporting that Alabama's Nick Saban is in contract negotiations with the university for a contract extension that would pay him $7 millionMore >> Reports are swirling that Alabama football coach Nick Saban has a contract extension on his desk from Alabama. Meanwhile, conflicting reports coming from Texas say that coach Mack Brown may be on his way out this week.
Baseball fans in Huntsville and on the MS Gulf Coast have been buzzing following a tweet that said the owner of the Huntsville Stars has agreed to relocate to Biloxi. But for now, it's still a rumor.More >> Baseball fans in Huntsville, Alabama and on the Mississippi Gulf Coast have been buzzing following a tweet that said the owner of the Huntsville Stars has agreed to relocate to Biloxi. Though it's been speculated that the Huntsville team is the one headed to Biloxi, there's no confirmation beyond the Twitter buzz.More >> Jones County authorities said a wanted felon who escaped into a wooded area after leading them on a brief car chase through the northwest part of the county Tuesday afternoon should be considered "armedMore >> Sheriff's Department investigators said Ralston Sinclair Keyes, 29, who is wanted on drug and weapons charges, fled from authorities about 2 p.m. in a small SUV, after they spotted him on a county road.More >>