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CPSO deputies arrest Washington Marion student for having gun on campus

Posted at 5:57 PM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-06 18:57:18-05

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Deputies arrested a student on Wednesday for allegedly having a gun in his backpack.

Detectives were called to Washington Marion High School earlier today in reference to a gun on campus.

Police say a student reported to the CPSO School Resource Officer that a 16-year-old boy had a gun in his backpack at school. After a search of the backpack, an unloaded gun was found, along with one live round wrapped in some paper.

The juvenile was arrested and will be charged with possession of a weapon in a firearm free zone.

The student who gave the tip to the school resource officer will be recommended for a reward under a special Crime Stopper program that encourages students to report guns on school campuses.