3 students found with weapons at North Mississippi high school, sheriff says

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — FOX13 is working to learn more details after three students were reportedly found with weapons at a high school in North Mississippi.

The three students were found in possession of weapons at Coldwater High School, according to Tate County Sheriff Brad Lance.

Coldwater Police are handling the case.

The firearms have been secured, officials said.

Parents who FOX13 talked to, showed up at the Coldwater Attendance Center and said they are extremely concerned.

“I am hearing that they have found three weapons on students, and they were contained,” Samantha Anderson, of Coldwater, said.

Investigators said this is the same school where a man showed up with a gun at a basketball game on Nov. 14.

”I think they need to be a better school. Coldwater has issues. Everybody is scared for their kids to even go to this school. They are shutting down the high school. They need to do better or shut down the whole school,” Anderson said.

Rick Bowman said he showed up here to pick up his 14-year-old granddaughter as she texted him in a panic.

”I got a text from her saying she was on lockdown in a room and had heard that somebody was in there with a gun and they had locked all the students down,” Bowman said.

Parent Adrian Johnson, like a lot of parents here, said he had to rely on his daughter to send him information from the classroom.

”I am hearing from my child and she is calling saying they got the school on lockdown and they can’t come out of the room and the windows are covered and they are trapped and scared and everybody is on the phone calling their parents,” Johnson said.