Police Called to MHS over Weapon

Police were called to the campus of Meridian High School Monday morning, after a weapon was found in a vehicle.

There was no altercation, but two 17-year-old students were taken into custody by meridian police.

Principal Vicky Hood said the two students came to school in that vehicle Monday. She said she received a tip by phone that a weapon was in the car.

Hood said the district will follow its policy in administering punishment.

"It will not be tolerated at Meridian Public Schools," said Hood. "We want to keep a safe and orderly environment here. And we're going to, whatever measures that need to be taken in order for it to be safe, we'll take it here."

Again, the weapon was not displayed, but state law requires zero tolerance for weapons on school campuses.

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  • by Anonymous on Oct 24, 2009 at 09:32 PM
    Teacher and everyone else with a negative comment you are idiots. These things happen at the county schools as well no cameras are going out their. And don't trip about MPSD. I graduated from MHS, grew up in not the best neighborhood and have my masters in education. Proud techer in MPSD. NOTE EVERY CHILD THAT GETS IN TROUBLE IS NOT ON PUBL;IC ASSIT.
  • by Teacher Location: Meridian on Oct 23, 2009 at 06:51 AM
    I cannot believe the irony in this situation and the controversy of the juvienile center. I taught this kid and he was one who was in and out of the system. I bet he has spent many nights at the JC and LOOK at what he is still doing. BOOT CAMPS and pulling the ssi, food stamps, and all benefits when a student in trouble with the law would stop a lot of this CRAP!!!
  • by Citizen on Oct 22, 2009 at 07:54 AM
    @Anonymous, If you think the county schools are ANY safer than the city's think again.And no, this is not the reason for all the private schools in the area.The main reason--not the only reason, but the main one--for private schools was something called Brown v. Board of Education. White parents did not want their white kids going to school with black kids. PERIOD. And if you think that it's only black kids who carry guns to school, I have three words for you: COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL. Columbine is a well-to-do, mostly white high school in an affluent suburb of Denver, Colorado, and we know what happened there. When I was a teenager in the early nineties at MHS I remember my county friends telling me about a massive fight at West Lauderdale that involved about a 100 students. It was just short of an all-out riot. Law officials were called and dozens of arrests were made. Sure, I saw a few fights while at MHS, but I never saw anything even remotely close to a "riot". By the way,I'm white.
  • by Give Me a Break on Oct 22, 2009 at 07:28 AM
    Loretta, you ignorant racist, they WERE black? What is your point?
  • by Loretta Location: Meridian on Oct 21, 2009 at 12:38 PM
    I love the idea of everybody putting my name in their comments. Acourse, I ask what color were these kids,because they are quick to put black people face all over the news and they allow white people to slide thru as if nothing ever happen. Dont play stupid here people. We all know what's really going on in this racist town and country.
  • by Give me a Break on Oct 21, 2009 at 09:53 AM
    Sniper: that is the funniest thing I ahve heard. I actually laughed out loud! Peace: You don't like the USA: MOVE. Tina: Zero Tolerance -HAHA.. now that is funny too. Watch how long it takes these kids to get back. Ask what happpened to the boys who set Parkview on fire?? They cost our distrcit, taxpayers and individuals a great loss and got a slap on the wrist! Hold these people responsible, actually enforce the laws and rules and we might see a difference.
  • by Anonymous Location: Meridian on Oct 21, 2009 at 08:15 AM
    This is why parents are taking their kids out of MPS and moving into Lauderdale county as fast as they possibly can. It is also the reason for all of the private schools in the area.
  • by Deondre' on Oct 20, 2009 at 03:10 PM
    It was a pistol
  • by jenny Location: meridian on Oct 20, 2009 at 02:28 PM
    I am Sick and Tired of everything in this town being made out to be a RACE ISSUE!!!! How in the world do you expect to get past the race issue IF you DO NOT STOP playing the RACE Card... Believe it or not..NOT everything is about RACE.
  • by Out Sider on Oct 20, 2009 at 01:03 PM
    Looks like Meridian High needs to focus on more than how good their football team is...
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