Gulfport Central Middle School students praised for quick action after another student brings gun

School officials are praising students for their quick action after a boy brought a pistol to Gulfport Central Middle School today.

District Spokeswoman Sandy Commer-East tells News 25 the student, an 8th grader, was filming himself with a gun in the bathroom.

Other students saw the boy with the weapon and reported it to school officials within minutes and that’s when the resource officer handled the situation.

Commer-East said she did not know whether the weapon was loaded.

Superintendent Glen East praised the students for their quick response to seeing a weapon on campus.

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