Posted: Jan 14, 2013 6:03 PM by AP
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 13-year-old student is in custody after a police officer found a loaded gun inside the student's backpack.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says a School Drug Task Force officer assigned to the child's school found the .380-caliber handgun in the sixth-grader's back sack about 12:40 p.m. Monday. Capitol Middle School officials were investigating a verbal fight between two students when they found the gun, which was reported stolen.
The Advocate reports the student faces charges of carrying a firearm by a student on school property and illegal possession of a stolen firearm.
The School Drug Task Force is a multi-agency unit made up of East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Department deputies and Baton Rouge police officers.