Parent brought gun to Forest Hill High School - - Jackson, MS

Parent brought gun to Forest Hill High School

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson Public School Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray met with parents at Forest Hill High School Wednesday night after school fights escalated and a parent pulled a gun on the school campus Tuesday afternoon.

The meeting was planned before the violent school fights broke out at Forest Hill. Several parents spoke out and one mom says these fights caused her house to be shot into during a drive by shooting early Wednesday morning.

"I just stepped out of the shower and I hear pow, pow, pow," said Sherlonda Horton.

At least three bullets went flying through Horton's home early Wednesday morning. The mother of two Forest Hill High School students said the drive by stems from the fight that took place at Forest Hill Tuesday afternoon.

"The lady's son had actually told his daddy that my son had something to do with it," said Horton. "He said my son had jumped on his mama, but my son was nowhere to be found."

Horton was talking about the woman seen in cell phone in the middle of a fight at Forest Hill waving a handgun.

"There was no discharge of the weapon," said JPS spokesperson Sherwin Johnson. "It's my understanding that the weapon was not aimed at a student and it was not used in a violent manner it was just displayed. Which is unacceptable, period."

Johnson confirmed the woman in the video was a parent.

"One fight is too many," added Johnson. "A parent on a school campus with a gun is unacceptable and parents will be held accountable for their actions as well as students."

The mother of a student being attacked in the video is also speaking out. She said she plans to immediately remove her daughter from Forest Hill.

"My child is only 17 years old and for a grown woman to come and jump on her, that's frightening to me. It's just crazy," said the student's mom. "I'm at a loss for words right now. It's sickening to the stomach. I'm going to have to pull my child out of school because I'm afraid for her life."

JPS said the woman who brought the gun to school did leave campus and there is a warrant out for her arrest, adding that they are investigating the situation and there will be students who are reprimanded for their actions.

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