GRENADA, Miss.-- A student from Grenada Middle School was caught with a weapon last week at school two days before the actual Sandy Hook tragedy occurred in Connecticut.
Reports from the Grenada Star say the handgun was actually loaded when it was found on the student's person in the late afternoon.
Grenada Superintendent Dr. Davis Daigneault in a faxed over letter to News Mississippi said, "While no amount of planning can guarantee that a tragedy such as this [Sandy Hook] will not occur, we are doing everything we know to keep students and staff safe while at school."
He went on to assure parents and the public of their school's safety.
"We do want to take this opportunity to remind all of our Grenada families that we conduct regular drills, including those for a building lockdown, and that we have a screening check-in process for all visitors to the campus."
The name of the student was not released due to the face he is a minor.
Dr. Daigneault would not go into any further detail with us on the matter saying the incident is now in the court system. No word on how the student was caught with the weapon or his intentions.
He did say in the fax that they are currently reviewing their Crisis Management Plan, which has been in place, for such a matter with principals and teachers to further emphasize the importance of preparation and awareness.