Firearm confiscated from student at LaGrange High School

Published: Aug. 17, 2022 at 4:21 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 17, 2022 at 6:25 PM CDT
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - A firearm was confiscated from a student at LaGrange High School who brought the weapon to campus, according to the Calcasieu Parish School Board.

All students, faculty, and staff are safe, CPSB said.

CPSB said students and faculty were not threatened, and the situation was handled quickly by administration and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office school safety officer.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, school resource officers were doing their usual rounds outside the school when they smelled marijuana coming from a student. The principal subsequently searched the student and reportedly found a loaded handgun and a small amount of marijuana.

The 16-year-old student was arrested and will be booked in the Juvenile Detention Center and charged with illegal carrying of a weapon in a firearm free zone; possession of a controlled substance in a drug free zone; illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile; and possession of marijuana.

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