Man arrested for pointing BB gun at school sporting event

Jeremy Jackson (Source: EBRSO)
Jeremy Jackson (Source: EBRSO)
BB gun found at Jackson's home
BB gun found at Jackson's home

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a man Thursday for being accused of bringing a BB gun to a Southeast Middle School football game Wednesday afternoon and pointing it at students.

Jeremy Jackson, 24, is charged with illegal carrying of a weapon on school property, aggravated assault and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

According to reports, around 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jackson attended a football game at Southeast Middle School on S. Harrell's Ferry Road where his girlfriend's son is a student.

Several juveniles had a verbal disagreement with Jackson, and he allegedly pulled out a BB pistol and pointed it toward the juveniles in a threatening manner. He then allegedly gave the weapon to his girlfriend's juvenile son, who began waving the weapon in the air. The juvenile witnesses then allegedly walked away without further issues, and did not immediately report the incident.

Thursday, Jackson went to the school to allegedly check on the temperature of his girlfriend's son's classroom. Witnesses from the event Wednesday reported it to school officials and identified Jackson as the man involved.

School officials contacted School Drug Task Force, and deputies responded. Jackson denied owning a weapon. His girlfriend indicated that there was a Marksman BB gun at their residence, and returned to the school with the pistol.

The BB pistol matched the description of the one described by witnesses. Jackson then admitted that he did have the gun in his waistband at the event Wednesday. Jackson was booked into parish prison.

Students with information concerning this incident or similar incidents are encouraged to notify a school administrator, contact the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office at 225-389-5000 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at (225) 344- STOP or (225) 344-7867. Students can also text "CS225" plus their message to CRIMES (274637).

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