BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — A 13-year-old was caught with a loaded gun that was reported stolen in his backpack.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office School Drug Task Force was called out to Capitol Middle School at roughly 12:40 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14. We’re told officials were looking into a verbal confrontation involving two students when they made the discovery.
Officials say the gun is a .380 caliber handgun that is listed as stolen through the Baton Rouge Police Department.
The sixth grader was arrested and charged with Carrying a Firearm by a Student on School Property and Illegal Possession of a Stolen Firearm.
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).