Mississippi man heads to federal prison for firing gun at school

Published 1:59 pm Wednesday, April 17, 2019

A north Mississippi man has been sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison after admitting to firing a gun at a school.

Nathaniel Cole Breazeale was sentenced to 71 months Monday by U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock in Aberdeen.

The 20-year-old Eupora resident pleaded guilty in November to one count of illegally possessing a gun while addicted to drugs.

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Brezeale has admitted that he rode to Eupora High School on a motorbike on March 28, 2018, pulled out a pistol and fired several shots at the school building.

At least one bullet hit a van where a mother sat waiting to pick up her children.
Students outside ran for cover.

Aycock ordered Breazeale to undergo drug treatment while on supervised release and recommended he receive treatment while imprisoned.