Biloxi Public School District sends out warning to parents and students

Biloxi Public School District sends out warning to parents and students

Thursday, the Biloxi Public School District sent out a reminder to parents and guardians warning them that the school district will not tolerate students bringing non-life-threatening guns to school.

This warning stems after two separate incidents happened at Biloxi schools this week. The first incident happened Wednesday morning when a Biloxi Upper Elementary student brought a BB gun on a school bus. The second incident happened Thursday when a fourth grader at Jeff Davis Elementary brought an unloaded Airsoft gun to school. It was reported to teachers before class started, and it was immediately confiscated.

The school district said, "although these types of guns are not life-threatening, they do look like actual handguns which make it necessary for us to treat these incidents very seriously". The district also said anyone who was caught in violation of these rules would spend 45 days at the CNO (alternative school), as the very least punishment.

This is the full statement from Biloxi Public Schools:

In the last two days, we have unfortunately had two separate incidents of students bringing unloaded BB or Airsoft guns to school. Although these types of guns are not life-threatening, they do look like actual handguns which makes it necessary for us to treat these incidents very seriously.

In both incidents, Biloxi police and the Youth Court were notified.

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