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Shooting at Pontotoc county business causes school lockdown, Union County schools may arm teachers

New Albany MS death by self-inflicted gunshot

At least one individual was shot in an incident at a body shop near the school in northern Pontotoc County sometime after 9 am, Thursday morning, March 1st.

No identity or other information about the victim is available at this time.

The shooting occurred a short distance from the North Pontotoc School campus. There was no incident and no known threat at the school campus near Ecru. However, a source at the Pontotoc County Schools superintendent’s office told that the campus had been “locked down” as a “precaution.”

The campus on the east side of Highway 15 was still locked down at noon today.

School officials have told that rumors of a lockdown at Ingomar School are untrue.

However, was also told by Union County Superintendent of Education Ken Basil that school officials are considering a policy that would allow some teachers to be armed with hand guns. Basil said that, if adopted, the policy would authorize only carefully selected and trained teachers to carry firearms into classrooms.

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