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Opelousas Police: Northeast Elementary student arrested, in possession of gun

Posted at 5:20 PM, Nov 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-09 18:43:19-05

Opelousas Police say that a student was arrested Friday after being found in possession of a handgun on Northeast Elementary School’s campus.

According to Police Chief Donald Thompson, an 11-year-old student was taken into custody after administration was made aware that a student had the gun on campus.

There is no indication that the student had any intent to harm anyone with the weapon. Thompson says that the weapon which came from the juvenile’s home was loaded.

The student was booked for illegal possession of a firearm by a juvenile and illegal possession of a firearm on school property.

The investigation is ongoing. Further information will be given when available.