POSTED: Friday, February 28, 2014 - 1:36pm
UPDATED: Friday, February 28, 2014 - 1:41pm
BATON ROUGE (NBC33) — A 16-year-old ninth grader at McKinley High was arrested today for having a gun on the school’s campus.
The School Drug Task Force responded to a call from the school around 11:00 a.m. on Friday.
According to reports, the student was behaving suspiciously. When school officials searched his backpack, they found a loaded .380 caliber handgun.
He stated he brought it for protection. No threats were reported.
Police say the student will be charged with Illegal Possession of a Firearm on a School Campus and Illegal Possession of a stolen firearm. He will be booked into Juvenile Detention.