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Gun Free Zone School Act

The Hattiesburg Public School District operates in compliance with the Mississippi Code

97-37-17, which prescribes a felony crime for any person to possess or carry, any gun, rifle,

pistol or other firearm of any kind, or any explosive on educational property. This crime carries

a maximum penalty of a fine of not more than $5,000.00, three (3) years in prison, or both.

Any student who possesses a firearm on campus is subject to expulsion for up to one calendar