D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) - D'Iberville Police Chief Wayne Payne confirms a D'Iberville High School student was arrested Tuesday for bringing a gun on campus.
Harrison County School District Superintendent Roy Gill said an assistant principal noticed the weapon inside a vehicle in the student parking lot during a fire drill.
The gun belonged to Andryus Lavon Walker-Wells, 18, Capt. Marty Griffin said. He is charged with possession of a weapon on school property. His bond was set at $75,000.
Griffin said school officials called the police department Tuesday after someone spotted the gun in a vehicle. Faculty members told law enforcement Walker-Wells drives the vehicle to school.
Walker-Wells was not on campus when the gun was discovered, Griffin said. He was attending alternative school. Investigators said Walker-Wells had recently acquired the firearm and left it in his vehicle.
Payne praised school officials for taking quick action after the gun was discovered. Gill said the school district has a zero tolerance policy regarding weapons on campus.