Claiborne County deputies arrest two students with weapons at school

Published 10:43 am Friday, December 1, 2023

Claiborne County sheriff’s deputies on Thursday arrested two juveniles at Port Gibson High School after receiving a tip that a teenager had a gun at the school.

Claiborne County Sheriff Edward Goods said both juveniles were arrested about 2:30 p.m. in the high school gym. One had a stolen handgun tucked in his pants and faces charges of possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a weapon on school property.

The other juvenile had marijuana and a knife in his book bag and faces charges of having a weapon on school property and having drugs on school property. Both juveniles will have a hearing on the charges next week in Claiborne County Youth Court.

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Good said the case remains under investigation.


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John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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