An eighth-grade male student has withdrawn from the Greenwood Leflore Consolidated School District after bringing a loaded handgun last week to one of its campuses.

Dr. Mary Brown, the district’s superintendent, said Tuesday that even though the student is no longer attending Greenwood Middle School, she plans to hold a hearing on Friday to formally expel him.

The handgun was detected last Wednesday by a security officer when the unnamed student arrived at school.

Brown said that school personnel reacted immediately to ensure students and staff were not in danger.

“We took control of the situation as soon as we could. All students were safe. Nobody was harmed,” she said.

Charles Johnson, assistant superintendent, said that a leafy substance resembling marijuana was also found on the student. It has been sent off for testing to determine what it is, he said.

Under school board policy, if the student is expelled, he would have to wait at least a year before he could ask the school board to allow him to re-enroll.

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