- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) - DeSoto County school officials say a handgun has been found in the backpack of a student at Lewisburg High School.

In a news release received by The Commercial Appeal (https://bit.ly/2aOvnL6), the school system said a student informed officials a fellow student, who was not identified, had a gun concealed in his backpack.

School administrators and the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department immediately searched the backpack and found the gun.

The news release says authorities took the student into custody and will take disciplinary action.

No one was injured, but parents were informed of the incident.

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, https://www.commercialappeal.com


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