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Student arrested for bringing stolen weapon to Lake Charles College Prep

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Posted at 2:34 PM, Sep 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-12 18:39:23-04

A 17-year-old was arrested Wednesday at Lake Charles College Prep after a stolen gun was located in his backpack.

Deputies responded to the school at 3:30 pm in reference to the report of a possible gun on campus.

The student was detained by school personnel and deputies say they were advised by school staff that a handgun was located in the student's backpack.

According to investigators, the gun had been previously reported stolen through the Lake Charles Police Department.

The student was booked in the Juvenile Detention Center and charged with illegal carrying of a weapon in a firearm free zone and possession of a stolen firearm.

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