Loaded semi-automatic gun found

POSTED: Monday, August 31, 2009 - 11:58am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:58pm

A fourteen year old boy is locked up, after EBR Sheriff's Deputies say he showed up at Mayfair Middle School with a loaded weapon.

Deputies say they were notified at 8:00 Monday morning that a 7th grad student brought a loaded .380 semi-automatic hand gun to the school, located at 1105 Lee Drive. School officials say they found the gun inside a student's backpack after another student reported seeing the weapon.

According to the EBR Sheriff's Office, the student says he found the gun at his bus stop and brought it to school. Right now, Deputies are checking the students story to see if it's accurate.

Deputies aren't releasing the the 7th grade student's name because of his age. He's charged with Carrying a Firearm by a Student on School Property, and he's locked up at Juvenile Detention.

Sheriff Sid Gautreaux says, "It is imperative that when someone knows that someone is carrying a weapon to school, or planning to do something dangerous, they notify school officials or law enforcement. Telling someone can prevent someone from getting hurt, and possibly save a life.”

NBC 33's Morgan Rose is covering this story and will have more details tonight on NBC33 News at 5:00 and NBC33 News at 10:00.