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Officers locate firearm at Park Vista Elementary

Posted: 9:30 AM, Aug 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-13 10:30:10-04

The Opelousas Police Department says they located a firearm at Park Vista Elementary in Opelousas this morning after a person was arrested last night for criminal trespassing at the school.

The department says the search for the weapon began after a person was arrested last night for trespassing on school property. Ammunition was located on the person who was detained by officers. At the time of the arrest, no gun was found on the individual which led officers to believe that a gun may have been somewhere on the grounds.

St. Landry Parish Schools Superintendent Patrick Jenkins was contacted and a search was conducted of the school early Monday morning. A K9 Officer was used by the department to sweep the school grounds to locate the gun.

OPD says they will release more details on the arrest at a later time.