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Gun found in Southaven Middle School student's backpack

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SOUTHAVEN, MS (WMC) -

A Southaven Middle School student is in police custody after administrators found a gun in the student’s backpack.

School officials said another student told administrators about the gun.

The gun was confiscated, and no one was injured.

SMS officials sent a statement to parents Friday afternoon making them aware of the situation.

Earlier today a student informed an administrator of a possible disciplinary matter at Southaven Middle School.  The administrator promptly investigated the situation and found a gun in a student’s backpack.   The gun was secured in the office, and the student was taken into custody of the Southaven Police Department.

A statement was sent to Southaven Middle School parents at 1:15 p.m.

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