POSTED: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 2:55pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 4:49pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Two students at Tara High were arrested today after a gun was found in the booksack of a 10th grader.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office was contacted during the afternoon on Tuesday, March 5 after a student reported that the gun was on campus.
Officials say Jesus Morejon, 17, pulled the gun out and pointed it in the face of another student during class. He allegedly returned the weapon to a 16-year-old student, who confessed that he purchased the gun illegally off the street.
Deputies recovered a .38 caliber handgun inside the 16-year-olds booksack. It was reportedly unloaded.
The 16-year-old student was arrested and was booked into the Juvenile Detention Center.
Morejon was arrested and charged with Illegal Carrying of a Weapon on School Property and Aggravated Assault. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
The School Drug Task Force is a multi-agency 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).