School officials find gun in backpack of student suspected of smoking marijuana

School officials find gun in backpack of student suspected of smoking marijuana

School officials find gun in backpack of student suspected of smoking marijuana

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Posted on September 11, 2013 at 2:47 PM

INDEPENDENCE, La. - Independence High School was put on lockdown for a while Tuesday after police found an unloaded handgun among a student's possessions.

According to Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards, a 16-year-old male student was suspected of smoking marijuana in a bathroom on campus. A search of his property turned up the .38 caliber gun wrapped in a t-shirt in the student's backpack.

The school went on lockdown during a complete search of the campus.

The juvenile was charged with possession of CDS, possession of a firearm while in possession of CDS, possession of stolen property and possession of a firearm in a Drug Free Zone.

As a result, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office additionally charged 3 other minors with narcotics related charges.

 

The 4 minors were then transported to the Tangipahoa Parish Juvenile Detention Center.

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