Posted: Sep 27, 2012 11:18 AM
Updated: Sep 27, 2012 2:52 PM
BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputies charged two Glen Oaks High School students after a fight in which one of them drew a gun.
Deputies arrested Neil Harris, 17, after they said he pulled a gun during a fight at the school around 7:10 a.m. with De'rrell Haynes, 17. Deputies said Haynes approached Harris about a previous altercation they had, which is when the fight broke out.
The school was placed on lockdown this morning as deputies searched for Harris, who had fled from the school. The lockdown was lifted about an hour later when authorities didn't find him in the area.
Deputies with the School Drug Task Force located Harris near his home, and he showed them where he tossed the weapon behind a residence. The gun had no magazine in it. Harris said he brought the gun to school because he anticipated that Haynes and his friends would try to fight him.
Harris, a 9th grader at Glen Oaks High, is charged with illegal carrying of a weapon on school property and aggravated assault. Haynes, an 11th grader at Glen Oaks High, is charged with simple battery.
Harris will be booked into parish prison on the above listed charges, and Haynes was issued a misdemeanor summons.