MPSD Student Faces Gun Charge

Meridian, Miss. Meridian Public School District officials confirmed a student was found with a gun on the Meridian High campus Thursday.

Campus police acted on a tip and apprehended the student with the weapon, then turned him over to Meridian police. The weapon was confiscated. No one was hurt.

The student, Dumarcus J. Temple, 18, was charged as an adult with possession of a deadly weapon on educational property. Temple’s bond was set at $20,000.

School officials say Temple will be recommended for expulsion.