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Student arrested for gun on campus at Westgate High

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Deontre Joseph / Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office Deontre Joseph / Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office

Iberia Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested a 19-year-old student at Westgate High this morning.

Deputies were called to the school at about 10:30 a.m. after the principal told the school's Resource Officer that a student may have a gun. The principal detained the student, and when the young man's backpack was searched a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun, along with ammunition, allegedly were found, a sheriff's spokesman said. 

Deon'tre Joseph, 19, of New Iberia was booked with illegal carrying of weapons and carrying a weapon on campus. 

Deputies have no information on his motive at this time, and no bond has yet been set for his release. 

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