Pascagoula High School senior Quintin Harry speaks to students gathered at War Memorial Stadium for National School Walkout Day in memory of the 17 people shot to death at a Parkland, Fla., high school last month and to call for gun control legislation.
Students from Pascagoula and Ocean Springs high schools will be participating in the 17-minute walk-out in honor of school shooting victims in Parkland, Fla. They see this event as just the start of their generation making an impact on the gun control debate.
The Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, community packed Tuesday’s City Council meeting to witness the nomination and subsequent ratification of Ann Lathrop to the Bay-Waveland School District’s school board. The move meant the removal of Joan Thomas, who was the lone minority serving on the board.
Christopher Grant, a 2007 USM graduate, and his wife, Lauren Grant, a 2005 graduate of New York University, snared the lead roles in Apple’s recent holiday commercial called “Sway.” The captivating video has amassed more than 10.2 million views on YouTube.
Tulane University joined several other higher education institutions in assuring prospective students they will not be penalized for participating in peaceful protests in regards to the shooting in Parkland, Florida, Buzzfeed reported.
Deputies, police and private security officers showed up at some Mississippi Coast schools Friday as a precaution in response to reported threats of violence. Fourteen schools have received threats, resulting in 15 investigations across South Mississippi.
Late Thursday night Biloxi, Mississippi police were made aware of a possible threat at the city’s high school. The ensuing investigation connected the possible threat to one made weeks earlier in Balen, New Mexico, Maj. Chris De Back said in a release Friday.
There have been more than 10 threats made against schools on the Coast since the Parkland, Florida shooting on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Education leaders, community leaders and parents want to know why and what can be done.
North Gulfport Middle School was placed on lockdown Thursday afternoon after police received a phone call regarding a possible threat at the school. Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania addressed residents after the lockdown was lifted and then Sandra Willis led a prayer circle. At least two juveniles were detained as part of the investigation, but no one had been charged as of 2 p.m. according to police PIO Sgt. Clayton Fulks.