“Junior-Senior War” arrests in Gulfport
There have already been several criminal acts by juveniles and adults participating in the “Junior-Senior Wars” associated with Gulfport High School Homecoming. On September 30, 2017, a homeowner was physically assaulted during an act of vandalism at the victim’s home, charges are forthcoming. On October 2, 2017, the Gulfport Police Department arrested four juveniles on the charge of Curfew Violation. Two of the juveniles were also charged with Malicious Mischief.
The arrests were the result of a traffic stop at approximately 12:55 a.m. in the area of Courthouse Road and Kahler Street. While officers were conducting the traffic stop the victim from the Malicious Mischief arrived on scene and advised officers of damage to his residence caused by paintball guns. After booking, the four juveniles were issued summons to appear in court and released to their parent’s custody.
There will be consequences for these types of illegal, unsafe, and irresponsible actions. Parents who choose to assist or participate in these acts will also be arrested. It is time for these acts to stop and parents must step up.