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BRPD: 12-year-old in custody after shooting at bus

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Posted: May 2, 2014 4:41 PM by Russell Jones, Brittany Weiss
Updated: May 2, 2014 11:30 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: bus, shooting, baton rouge, student, jonah street

BATON ROUGE - A 12-year-old student, accused of firing multiple shots at a school bus Friday afternoon was apprehended and put in juvenile detention.

The shooting happened in the 1000 block of Jonah Street. Police said the 12-year-old had a fight with another student, went into a home and got a gun, then fired three shots at the school bus.

Police said the bus was hit, but no students were hurt. The 12-year-old ran away, but was found around 5:30 p.m.

School officials said the bus and students were from Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School. Parents were notified immediately about what happened.

"All I know is I got a call saying come here, there was a shooting at the bus," one parent said.

Mark Lambert, a spokesperson for Kenilworth, said many parents were already in the area and went directly to the scene to get their kids.

One neighbor who knew the alleged shooter says he's a good kid.

"I don't know what happened to him," she said. "We don't have this problem around here or nothing like that."

The suspect was booked on charges of six counts of attempted 1st Degree Murder, illegal use of a weapon, aggravated criminal damage to property and juvenile in possession of a handgun.

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