Man accused of bringing BB gun to school, pointing it at students
BATON ROUGE - Members of a School Drug Task Force arrested a man after they said he brought a BB pistol onto school property, and used it to threaten students.
Deputies on the task force arrested Jeremy Jackson, 24, of Baton Rouge today in suspicion of illegal carrying of a weapon on school property, aggravated assault and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.
Investigators said Jackson was at a Southeast Middle School football game Wednesday afternoon, where his girlfriend's son is a student. They said several juveniles got into an argument with him, which is when Jackson pulled out a BB pistol and threatened them with it. He then gave it to his girlfriend's son, who began waving it in the air.
Deputies said the juveniles didn't report it until today, when Jackson went to the school for an unrelated matter. Members of the task force stopped Jackson, who denied owning a gun, but his girlfriend told them he did have a BB pistol and brought it to the school. Investigators said it matched the description of the weapon seen at the football game. Deputies said at that point Jackson admitted he owned the gun, and had it in his waistband at the football game.
Jackson was arrested, and booked into the parish prison.
Anyone with information about this incident or similar incidents are encouraged to contact a school administrator or the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office at (225) 389-5000. Students can also text information to deputies by sending a message with the words "CS225" to the number 274637.