6th grade student arrested after gun found in backpack

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - School officials found a loaded gun in a 6th grader's backpack Monday morning at Capitol Middle School in Baton Rouge.

The gun was found just after 12:30 p.m. According to reports, school officials were looking into a verbal confrontation involving two students. While doing so, they found a loaded .380 caliber handgun. The handgun was listed as stolen through Baton Rouge Police.

The 13-year-old student will be charged with carrying a firearm by a student on school property and illegal possession of a stolen firearm.

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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