8th-grader arrested after gun found at school in Baton Rouge
BATON ROUGE- An eighth-grader at Beechwood Superintendent Academy in Baton Rouge has been arrested after an unloaded gun was found in his back pack.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says an on-campus deputy was notified by a school administrator who received a tip about a weapon at the school.
The deputy then found the .38-caliber handgun in the student's back pack.
Authorities say the student gave no reason for having the weapon.
The 15-year-old boy was booked with illegal carrying of a weapon on school property. He was taken to the parish's juvenile detention.