Video: Lowndes County Enforces Courtroom Safety
LOWNDES CO, Miss. (WCBI)- Four years ago, Mississippi judges ruled concealed weapons could not be carried in courthouses.
Today, Lowndes county supervisors officially put that policy in place.
Back in 2011 Mississippi, 14th Judicial District Chancellors said only law enforcement could have a weapon inside courthouses.
The ruling cited safety concerns. Courthouses are also places where emotions can be extremely high.
Judges say the possibility of violence or harm could be much higher.
“The board of supervisors did not adopt that policy in 2011 so what we’ve done is spread that on the minutes to enforce that policy,” said Harry Sanders, Board of Supervisors President.
“It’s for safety reasons.”
Concealed weapons can not be allowed within 200 feet of any courtroom
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