ACCS student uses stun gun on another student?

Published 12:07 am Friday, October 13, 2017

NATCHEZ — An Adams County Christian School student has been expelled from the school after he reportedly shocked another student with a stun gun Sunday.

ACCS Headmaster David King said several students were on campus while school was out of session when the incident reportedly occurred.

King said he was not present when the incident occurred.

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“We jumped on it as quick as possible,” King said. “The student was never allowed back on campus.”

King said the student who was shocked received no lasting injuries.

King said he would not release the names or ages of those involved because of the sensitive nature of the incident. King said he did not know how or where the student obtained the stun gun.

King said school officials called the Natchez Police Department within 45 minutes of the incident.

In Mississippi, minors below the age of 18 are not permitted to carry a stun gun. A parent who allows a minor to carry a stun gun may be charged with a misdemeanor and may face a fine between $100 and $500 or between 30 days to six months in prison.

Natchez Police Capt. Scott Frye said police did not know the age of the alleged assailant.

Frye said if the student who reportedly fired the stun gun is 17 or younger, his department would send the case to the Adams County Youth Court for further investigation.

If the student is 18, Frye said the parents of the alleged victim would have to file charges, since the assault was with a non-deadly weapon and would only constitute a misdemeanor simple assault charge.

At this time, Frye said the parents of the injured child have filed no charges.

Concerning the expulsion of the student, King said the matter was “dealt with as soon as the information came out.”

“You must investigate before you act,” he said. “That student is no longer a part of the ACCS family.”

King said the student who fired the stun gun was not injured.