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James Stirgus III charged with possession

Alcorn State University’s student body president, James Stirgus III was arrested and charged by the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department with possession of marijuana and having a firearm on a college campus.

According to Sheriff Frank Davis, Stirgus posted $10,000 bond and was released today from the Claiborne County jail.

Stirgus is listed on the university’s website as the 2019-2020 SGA President.

The university sent out the following statement:

“During the football contest this past weekend, Alcorn State Campus Police officers were alerted to potential unlawful behavior by an attendee. The attendee, identified as an ASU student, was immediately removed and ultimately arrested.

Please know that we take these situations very seriously, as we work daily to ensure a safe and secure environment for thousands of students, faculty, staff, and visitors. All members of the Alcorn State University campus community are expected to adhere to university policies, rules and state laws. This extends to all campus events and activities.

As set forth in the student handbook, the student in question has been placed on interim suspension pending the outcome of a disciplinary hearing.

Alcorn State University does not comment on individual student cases, as disciplinary records are considered confidential under federal student privacy laws.”

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