13-year-old arrested for making prank calls to school

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A 13-year-old student was arrested and booked into the East Baton Rouge Juvenile Detention Center, accused of making prank phone calls to Westdale Middle School.

According to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, the 8th grader made the calls two times this week.

The first one was Monday, January 8, 2013 at 3:30 p.m., after school was already dismissed. EBRSO officials say the student said he was the assistant principal and there was a student at the school with a knife. School Drug Task Force searched the school and no student or weapon was found.

Police say the 8th grader called again Tuesday at 9:55 a.m. and said there was a student in the bathroom with a gun. The school was placed on hold and secure while the School Drug Task Force searched the school again. They did not find a student with a weapon.

According to EBRSO, after the student was identified as being the one who made the calls, a deputy took him into custody and charged him with terrorizing.

The School Drug Task Force is a multi-agency unit made up of East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputies and Baton Rouge Police Officers.

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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