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2 La 7th graders arrested after unloaded gun found

September 10, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two Louisiana seventh graders face charges after an unloaded gun was found in one of their backpacks.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office says an anonymous student told Westdale Middle School officials Monday that a student had a gun.

The Advocate reports a gun was found in a 14-year-old student’s backpack. That student said a 13-year-old classmate brought the gun to school after taking it from home last week. The 13-year-old told deputies he showed it to the 14-year-old and a third student and threatened the third student not to tell anyone about the weapon.

Both teens face charges of illegally carrying of a firearm on school property and in a firearm free zone. The 13-year-old also faces an aggravated assault charge.

It’s unknown if either has an attorney.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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