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Aberdeen student accused of bringing gun to school

A student is accused of bringing a gun to an Aberdeen school.

Posted: Sep. 12, 2018 2:27 PM
Updated: Sep. 12, 2018 7:22 PM

ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) - A nine-year-old student is accused of bringing a gun to an Aberdeen school.

Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell says the student threatened to use the gun if anyone told.


Tony Anthony Strong | Photo: Monroe County Jail

Cantrell says the incident happened at Belle Shivers School Tuesday.

According to the school's resource officer Detective Christopher Dobbins, students notified authorities that the boy had a gun.

“I found the student that was supposed to have the gun, I talked with him asked him did he have a gun and he said yes.”

Thankfully, no students or faculty were harmed. The gun was turned over to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department.

The gun’s owner is still being investigated.

Parents of students at the school are very concerned.

“I feel like he should be punished just like any other kid that does the samething" said Leola Walker. 

However, the sheriff says the boy’s father, Tony Anthony Strong, 30, was arrested Wednesday morning for possession of a gun by a convicted felon.

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