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Handgun on School Campus - Juvenile Arrest - Monday, October 16, 2017

DATE:            MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM:            SHERIFF LELAND FALCON
SUBJECT:      HANDGUN ON SCHOOL CAMPUS JUVENILE ARREST

 

ASSUMPTION Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of a 15-year-old ninth grade student at Assumption High School for possessing a handgun on campus.

On Monday morning, a faculty member contacted the school resource officer and advised that a handgun had been located in a bathroom.  The deputy recovered the firearm which was a .22 caliber handgun.

An investigation was conducted which included interviewing faculty and reviewing videotape.

Based on that investigation, the teen was identified as a suspect.  The suspect was questioned in the presence of a guardian and subsequently admitted to bringing the gun to school.  Investigators also recovered a knife and razor blades as well as an assortment of masks in his bookbag.

The juvenile was arrested on charges of:

            *Illegal Possession of a Handgun by a Juvenile

            *Illegal Carrying of Weapons

            *Carrying a Firearm or Dangerous Weapon by a Student on School Property

The juvenile is being held pending judicial proceedings.

           

For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Commander Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.


 

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