High school student arrested for having a gun and drugs inside the school

State News

LAKE CHARLES, La. – (4/11/19) A 17-year old LaGrange High School student is in custody in connection with bring a gun and drugs to school. 

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives were dispatched to LaGrange High School in regard to a student bringing a gun to school in his backpack. 

During the initial investigation detectives learned safe school officers observed a disturbance during lunch period between a group of students. 

When the deputies approached the students they began to disperse at which time one of the students, a 17 year old male, walked by a deputy and he smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the student. 

When the deputy detained the 17 year old he attempted to hand off a backpack to another student, at which time the deputy observed a handgun in an open section of the backpack. 

The student’s backpack was searched by deputies and a loaded gun along with marijuana was found inside.

The student was booked in the Juvenile Detention Center and charged with:

illegal possession of a firearm on school campus

possession of marijuana

possession of CDS in drug free zone

illegal possession of a firearm by a juvenile

possession of a firearm in presence of narcotics

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