Port Barre student accused of bringing pistol to campus
PORT BARRE - A Port Barre High School student faces charges for allegedly bringing a pistol to the school.
Port Barre Police Chief Deon Boudreaux said in a news release police were called to the campus Monday in reference to a student in possession of a firearm.
Boudreaux says the school's principal told officers that a 13-year-old male student had shown the pistol to other students.
He says several students notified teachers, who notified the principal.
Boudreaux says the principal searched the student's backpack and located a .25-caliber, semi-automatic pistol that was loaded.
He said there was no indication that the student intended to harm anyone.
The student faces charges of possession of a firearm on school campus and also position of a fire arm with obliterated serial numbers.