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 DanielEdwards, 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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