Authorities: Parent who brought gun to Forest Hill High turns herself in

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — The parent who brought a gun to Forest Hill High last week is now in custody.

Officials tell us the woman turned herself in at the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department Monday afternoon.

Shawana Smith 39, of Jackson is charged with possession of a weapon on school property according to Sherwin Johnson, the Executive Director of Public Relations with the Jackson Public School District.

She was given a $10,000 bond.

Johnson also says other complainants were identified in the investigation. They have signed affidavits which resulted in other charges and warrants being issued.

A warrant was issued for her arrest after authorities said she went to Forest Hill High last Tuesday concerning a disciplinary issue about her child.

JPS officials said a fight broke out with students at the school while she was there. They said she displayed a gun to an officer. She left the scene before they were able to take her into custody.

A video of the incident circulated on social media. Since the incident has happened, officials said the parent told them that she has received threats



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