POSTED: Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 12:33pm
UPDATED: Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 3:39pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — A man was arrested today for allegedly bringing a BB gun to a Southeast Middle School football game. He’s accused of pointing the weapon at students.
The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office reports that the incident occurred at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the school located on S. Harrell’s Ferry Road. The suspect, Jeremy Jackson, 24, was at the football game because his girlfriend’s son is a student there.
Officials say Jackson became involved in a verbal disagreement with several juveniles. It was at this point that he allegedly pulled out the BB gun. Witnesses say he then gave the gun to his girlfriend’s son, who then started waving it in the air.
The juveniles involved with the incident did not initially report the incident, even though they claim the gun was pulled on them in a threatening manner. However, Jackson allegedly went to the school today, Thursday, Oct. 11, to check on his girlfriend’s son, and that’s when he was identified and the incident was reported.
Jackson was then confronted by deputies, but he denied owning the weapon. However, his girlfriend told deputies that he did own the gun and it was located at their residence. She then brought it to the school and it matched the description of the one described by witnesses.
It was at this point that Jackson admitted to having the gun at the football game.
Jackson was arrested for Illegal Carrying of a Weapon on School Property, Aggravated Assault and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
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 (7867). Students can also text "CS225" plus their message to CRIMES (274637).