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Police: Student arrested for bringing loaded gun to school

Posted at 3:39 PM, Nov 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-05 16:39:48-05

LAKE CHARLES, La. – An Iowa High School student was arrested for allegedly bringing a loaded gun to school.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Iowa High School Monday afternoon in regard to a student possibly bringing a gun to school in his backpack. The student’s backpack was searched by deputies and a loaded gun was found inside, according to Kim Myers, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office.

The investigation revealed at no time did the student remove the gun from the backpack while at school, stated Myers.

The student was booked in the Calcasieu Parish Jail and charged with illegal carrying of a weapon in a firearm free zone.