UPDATE: Teens accused of gun sale, purchase in high school parking lot
POSTED: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 12:02pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 5:11pm
BATON ROUGE, LA — THIS IS AN NBC33 NEWS UPDATE: A third student is charged for supplying the money to purchase the gun. A 16-year-old tenth grader will be charged with Illegal Possession of a Handgun on School Property and booked into the Juvenile Detention Center.
ORIGINAL STORY: An officer with the School Drug Task Force responded this morning to a call concerning a gun brought to Scotlandville High School at 9870 Scotland Avenue at approximately 10:30 a.m.
According to reports, an anonymous student reported the gun to administration. A 15-year-old 9th grader allegedly purchased a .22 caliber gun from a 15-year-old tenth grader in the parking lot. Both students were pulled out of class, and the loaded weapon was discovered in the waistband of the 9th grader. No threats were made and the students gave no reason other than wanting to purchase a gun.
Both students will be charged with Illegal Possession of a Handgun on School Property and booked into the Juvenile Detention Center.
The School Drug Task Force is a unit made up of East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Deputies and Baton Rouge Police Officers.
Students with information concerning this incident or similar incidents are encouraged to notify a school administrator, contact the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office at (225) 389-5000 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at (225) 344- STOP or (225) 344-7867. Students can also text "CS225" plus their message to CRIMES (274637).