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Yazoo bullying problems persist

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Accusations of bullying have landed some Yazoo County high students in hot water. The school district is not commenting, but several parents are.

WLBT first began getting calls about bullying at the Yazoo County high school last Friday.

Monday we interviewed one parent of a student who was accused of being a bully. Jeanetta March says her son was sent home from school after she attended a meeting at the high school Monday morning.

March says her son was not involved, but was blamed for participating in a bullying incident where 13 students surrounded another student and harassed them.

March says the incident happened over two weeks ago, and that school officials were warned by students claiming to be victims, but nothing was ever done to prevent it.

March said, "The principals were advised as to what was going on before it got to that level and before it came to the point where the parents now are having to be called in for meetings and get involved in something that should have been squashed. Should have been handled on their level a long time ago when it was first addressed to them."

Just last year, an incident resulting from bullying was caught on a school bus camera in the same school district.

A 14-year-old was seen waving a gun at other students on her bus, after she claimed she was the victim of bullying.

The gun was eventually wrestled away from her by a football player, and no one was hurt.

Yazoo county officials would only say the incident is under investigation.

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