Teen arrested w/ hatchet, knife and pellet gun near schools
WATSON- A teenager has been booked into juvenile jail after being arrested with a hatchet, knife and pellet gun near schools in Livingston Parish Monday.
The sheriff's office did not release the name of the 15-year-old, because of his age.
Deputies said the teenager was stopped on Cecil Drive. They don't believe he posted a threat, but Live Oak Middle and South Live Oak Elementary were both put on lockdown around 10 A.M.
The boy is charged with one count of terrorizing and two counts of illegal carrying of weapons.
"Protocols put in place by the school system and the sheriff's office worked just as practiced," Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard said in a news release.
"A potential threat was taken out of the equation," he added.
The teen was taken to the Florida Parishes Detention Center.
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