BATON ROUGE, LA — An officer with the School Drug Task Force responded this morning to a call concerning a gun brought to Broadmoor Middle School on Sharp Road at approximately 8:30 a.m.
According to reports, an anonymous student reported seeing two students with a gun. Administration discovered the unloaded .25 caliber handgun in the booksack of a 15-year-old 8th grader. The 8th grader was allegedly given the weapon by another 13-year-old 7th grader.
Deputies will charge both students with Carrying of a Firearm by a Student On School Property and they will be booked into Juvenile Detention.
No motive was given. Any further questions concerning the students should be directed to the School Board.
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).