HOUSTON, Miss. (AP) - A ninth grader at Houston High School in north Mississippi has been suspended after officials found a gun in his backpack last week.
Police Chief Billy Voyles says students noticed the gun last Friday and school officials called police. The gun was not loaded.
Voyles says the 16-year-old student was released to his parents.
The student was then taken to Chickasaw County Youth Court where Judge Richard Bennett released him to the custody of his parents pending formal review of the situation by youth court officials.
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