14-year-old charged after gun found at McKinley High School
BATON ROUGE – Deputies say a teenager was arrested after a gun was found in a pencil pouch at McKinley High school Wednesday morning.
The unnamed 14-year-old was charged with illegal carrying of a weapon on school property and violation of a weapon free zone. The teenager was transported to the East Baton Rouge Juvenile Detention Center.
According to East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, a teacher found a .25 caliber automatic handgun disassembled in the student’s pencil pouch. EBRSO reports that the teacher also found a single live bullet inside a magazine.
The teenager confirmed that the bag was his, EBRSO says.
Students with information about the incident are encouraged to notify a school administrator, or contact EBRSO at 225-389-5000.