ASSUMPTION PARISH, LA (WAFB) - A 15-year-old 9th grade student has been arrested for reportedly having an assortment of weapons, including a gun, on a school campus.
The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office says on Monday morning, a faculty member contacted the school resource officer and said a handgun had been found in a bathroom. The deputy found the weapon, which was a .22 caliber handgun.
As part of the investigation faculty members were interviewed and surveillance footage was reviewed. Based on that information, a teen was identified as the suspect. The teen was questioned in the presence of a guardian and reportedly admitted to bringing the gun to school. Investigators also reportedly found a knife and razor blades, as well as an assortment of masks in the student's backpack.
The juvenile was arrested and is charged with:
- Illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile
- Illegal carrying of weapons
- Carrying of a firearm or dangerous weapon by a student on school property
The juvenile in question is being held pending judicial proceedings.