An East Baton Rouge Parish middle school student is accused of bringing a loaded gun to school.
The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office School Drug Task Force responded to Capitol Middle School at 9:45 a.m. in reference to a gun found in a book bag of a 7th grade student.
According to reports, a 14-year-old male student brought a loaded handgun to school and revealed the gun during an altercation with two other students. An onsite resource officer intervened and helped deescalate the situation. At that time one of the students reported seeing the weapon. A search was conducted and the gun was located in his bookbag.
The student is charged with illegally carrying of a firearm on a school property, aggravated assault and firearm free zone. He has been booked into juvenile detention.
“This case is a prime example of how important it is that students come forward if they are aware of a weapon at school,” Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said. “Having that kind of information along with our school resource officers and school drug task force made all the difference in preventing anything more serious.”
Students with information concerning this incident or similar incidents are encouraged to notify a school administrator, contact the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office at 225-389-5000 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at (225) 344- STOP or (225) 344-7867. Students can also text “CS225” plus their message to CRIMES (274637).