14-year-old arrested for bringing pistol and ammo to high school

Rayville, La.-- - Police said Wednesday was a typical day at Rayville High School until school administrators learned that a student had more than books in his backpack.

"They had searched a kid's backpack and found a .30-06 magazine," Rayville Police Chief Willie Robinson said.

The magazine contained ammunition for what Chief Robinson said was a high-powered rifle.

When authorities questioned the 14-year-old he took responsibility for the crime.

"He admits that he had the magazine in his backpack, that he had forgot to take it out when he was hunting," Chief Robinson said.

The teenager was then arrested and charged with possession of a firearm in a school zone.

Yet, that wasn't the only incident at this high school that day.

Just a few hours later, police said they got a second call from administrators at teh school saying they found a pistol in a student's car.

Police said it belonged to the same teenager who had just been arrested. 

Chief Robinson said the situation could have been avoided easily if parents were more involved.

"A book bag that leaves your house... he's your child. You need to check that bag when he leaves and you need to check that bag when he comes back," Chief Robinson. 

While no one was harmed, Chief Robinson said the situation could have turned dangerous quickly.

"I always say if you see something say something, because if you stay quiet tragic things could happen," he added.  


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