SCHOOL OFFICIALS REPORT GUN FOUND ON STUDENT AT NINTH GRADE BUILDING OF SOUTH PANOLA HIGH SCHOOL
School officials reported this afternoon that school resource officers
located a firearm on a student at South Panola High School on the
ninth-grade campus today (March 8) at approximately 1:45 p.m.
The student has been taken into custody by Batesville Police
Department. All students are safe and unharmed according to a news release
from the district office.
“The safety of our students, faculty and staff is the number one
priority of the South Panola School District,” SPSD Superintendent Tim
Wilder said. “We are working in conjunction with the Batesville Police
Department and we will take appropriate action to ensure this is prosecuted
to the fullest extent of the law. South Panola School District policy states
that any student found in possession of a firearm will face the
recommendation of expulsion from school.”