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Student at Opelousas Jr. High arrested, accused of bringing weapon on campus

School was placed on lockdown Monday morning
St. Landry Parish School Board
Posted at 10:21 AM, Nov 15, 2021

A student arrested Monday at Opelousas Junior high is facing a number of charges after allegedly being found with a gun on campus

The St. Landry Parish School System says that the school was placed on lock down on November 15, after a report was received of a weapon on campus.

Police say that incident happened around 8:40 am.

A school resource officer was able to locate the student in question and they were quickly apprehended, they said.

Police say a fully loaded handgun was allegedly recovered from the student.

The student involved is facing several charges:

  • Illegal Carrying of Weapons
  • Illegal Carrying of Firearm in School Free Zone
  • Illegal Possession of Firearm by a juvenile
  • Aggravated Assault with a Firearm
  • Aggravated Assault Upon a Peace Officer
  • Resisting an Officer
  • Terrorizing

The lock down at the school was lifted and cleared of danger. St Landry Parish school officials say all students and staff members are safe.

According to the school system, everything occurred without incident.

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