Teen arrested for shooting into car at BR private school
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A 15-year-old student was arrested after he allegedly shot up an empty car on Wednesday, Sep. 28, at Second Chance Academy in Baton Rouge.
According to Sgt. L’Jean McKneely, investigators responded to reports of gunfire at 6748 Renoir Ave. shortly after 10:30 a.m.
A staff member who did want to go on camera, told WAFB that the teen was at school to start the day, but left around 9 a.m. after he told a teacher he was not feeling well.
According to police, he returned to the school and fired shots into a car that belonged to the mother of another student in the school’s parking lot.
“Family brought him in to us and now he’s in custody and will be placed in juvenile detention,” McKneely said.
Police say an argument between the suspect and the student who was driving the car led to the shooting.
Investigators say the teen was ordered to wear an ankle monitor because of a prior shooting, but police say he cut it off before today’s incident. McKneely declined to share details about the teen’s past arrest.
There’s no word yet on the potential charges the teen could face.
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