POSTED: Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 10:30am
UPDATED: Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 5:54pm
BATON ROUGE, LA — A deputy with the School Drug Task Force responded this morning to a call concerning a gun brought to Westdale Middle school, 5650 Claycut, at approximately 8:40 a.m. this morning.
According to reports, a 16-year-old 8th grader brought the loaded .25 caliber handgun to school in his booksack. The weapon was reportedly to administration anonymously.
Deputies will charge the 16-year-old with Carrying of a Firearm by a Student On School Property and he will be booked into Juvenile Detention.
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).