Student arrested for bringing gun to school, assault
BATON ROUGE - Parents told News 2 today they have so many concerns about security at their kids' school, they're taking them out.
This morning, East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputies said a student pulled a gun during a fight at Glen Oaks High School. Investigators said that student, 17-year-old Neil Harris, fled the school and was arrested later. The other student in the fight, 17-year-old De'rrell Haynes, was cited for simple battery.
Regina Nettles' child went to Glen Oaks until last year. She said the violence at the school concerned her so much, she pulled her child out and put them in private school instead.
"You would think that when you send your child to school they will be in a safe environment, but at this time and age, it's totally different, you have to worry about your children at the school also," she said.
The school was put on lockdown while deputies on the school task force searched the area for Harris. When they found him at home, they said he also took them to where the gun was, which they found didn't have a magazine in it. Investigators said Harris told them he was afraid Haynes and his friends would jump him because of a previous altercation, which is why he brought the gun to school.
A spokesperson for the school district responded to today's event with the following statement: "The school was held and secure this morning, and students and staff were never in any immediate danger."
Harris was booked into the parish jail.