BR Fifth Grader arrested for bringing gun to school
POSTED: Monday, February 10, 2014 - 4:15pm
UPDATED: Monday, February 10, 2014 - 4:17pm
Baton Rouge — A 12-year-old fifth grader was arrested on Monday for illegal possession of a firearm on a school campus.
The School Drug Task Force responded to a call about a student with a gun at Wedgewood Elementary around 1:00 p.m. on Feb. 10.
According to reports, an anonymous student told a school administrator that another student had a weapon.
Investigators found an unloaded .45 caliber gun in the student’s backpack.
According to witnesses, no threats were made.
The 5th grader stated he brought the weapon to be “cool.”
Detectives determined that he took the weapon from a relative’s residence.
The student will be booked into juvenile detention.