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Police: Mandeville 7th-grader brought gun to school, threatened officer

The officer recovered a gun from the 13-year-old boy after getting a tip from another student.

MANDEVILLE, La. — A Mandeville seventh-grader was arrested Friday after allegedly bringing a gun to school and make a threat against a school resource officer.

Mandeville Police Chief Gerald Sticker said the school resource officer at Mandeville Jr. High School recovered a gun from an unnamed 13-year-old boy around 11 a.m. Friday after getting a tip from another student. Sticker said the boy also made threatening comments to the officer.

"No students, staff or officers are in danger," Sticker added. "Our detectives are questioning the suspect currently."

Police arrested the unidentified boy for Carrying a Firearm on School Property/ Firearm Free Zone. He will be booked into the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center.

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