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CPSO: Teen brings gun to summer school

Posted at 4:36 PM, Jun 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-07 17:36:41-04

A teenager in Calcasieu Parish has been arrested after allegedly bringing a gun to a summer school program at LaGrange High School.

Around 1:00 p.m. Friday, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to LaGrange High School in Lake Charles in reference to a teen with a gun in his backpack.  Once they arrived, the School Resource Officer told deputies a loaded handgun was allegedly located in a 15-year-old’s backpack.

Deputies say the 15-year-old brought the gun to school and it out of his backpack in the presence of a student in the classroom then returned it to his backpack.  One of the students in the classroom reported the incident to the School Resource Officer.

The teen was arrested and charged with illegal carrying of a weapon; illegal carrying of a firearm in a gun-free zone; and aggravated assault.  He was booked into the Calcasieu Parish Juvenile Detention Center.