Student found with Firearm at Madison Central High School
On Thursday, October 20, 2016, at approximately 8:35 AM, the Madison Police Department received information that a 15 year-old male student at Madison Central High School was in possession of a handgun in his backpack. Officers responded to the school, detained the student and secured the firearm. The firearm was identified as a .22 caliber Colt 1911 semi-automatic pistol. The firearm was not loaded and there was no ammunition in his possession.
The student was removed from the school. The preliminary investigation revealed the student had not made threats towards individuals or fellow students. The student has been charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Minor on School Property. He was transported to the Yazoo County Detention Center pending his appearance in Madison County Youth Court.