W.W. Lewis administrators address gun incident - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

W.W. Lewis administrators address gun incident

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School administrators said the drills prepared the staff for the incident.

"It puts everyone at ease in case you do have a situation like this, because you know what to do, and you have no room for error because you've practiced so many times," said W.W. Lewis Middle School Principal, Robert Barrentine.

School staff said with everyone's help, no one was put in danger.

"Once we had the student and everything was squared away and taken care of, we worked with law enforcements on that end to make sure we had all the details of the situation," said Barrentine.

Early Thursday morning, deputies said an unloaded handgun was found in the waste band of a 14-year-old student.

Administrators said due to students testing this week, it was already like a lock down situation and students were safe.

School officials said a relationship between parents and the school is very important. In this instance, administrators said it was a parent that gave the tip.

"That's what we want the parents to know, we want to work with them," Barrentine. "We want them to work with us and I think if we work together it will always be safe at school."

School administrators said a message was sent to parents as soon as possible.

"It ended up not being an as serious situation as we thought, but we didn't know that at the time," said Barrentine. "We were able to take care of that very efficiently and quickly," said Barrentine.

Overall, officials said students were safe and that's what's most important.

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