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14-year-old facing charges after firearm incident at Opelousas school

St. Landry Parish School Board
Posted at 11:49 AM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 21:10:26-05

A 14 year old student of Opelousas Jr. High is facing charges in connection with the incident with involving a firearm on campus.

After a search of the Opelousas Jr. High campus on Monday, police say no gun was found. As of now, police say no weapon has been located.

Following an investigation Police say it was learned that the student in question had allegedly pointed a firearm at several students.

The student was booked with the following:

  • Four counts of Aggravated assault with a firearm
  • Illegal Possession of a firearm by a student
  • Illegal Possession of a Handgun by a juvenile

Police say the student will have an expedited hearing in the juvenile court within the upcoming days, and has been removed from the school pending administrative actions by the St. Landry Parish School Board.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Opelousas Police Department at 337-948-2500 or email


UPDATE: No gun was found when police searched the campus of Opelousas Junior High School today.

Police say someone may be arrested very soon in the case.

Earlier today, we told you that Opelousas police were on the campus of Opelousas Junior High searching for a gun.

Police say that officers were on campus around 10:15 Monday morning following up on unrelated investigations when a disturbance between several students occurred.

The department says that teachers were alerted after the disturbance that one of the students involved may have been seen with a firearm.

All of the students involved in the earlier disturbance were then detained for questioning, according to police.

A search of the campus was conducted and officers say that, as of yet, no weapon has been located.

The incident is still under investigation by Opelousas Police and St. Landry Parish School administration.

Students are still in class and the school day will continue as normal.