St. Landry Parish Teen Booked For Carrying A Weapon At School
A 15-year-old student was arrested today after allegedly bringing a firearm to school and making threats.
Our news partners at KATC reported, a school resource officer reported that another student witnessed the teen displaying the weapon and ammo in a classroom. The suspect then allegedly told a fellow student he would use the weapon on the school's principal. He warned that same student not to "say anything" about the weapon.
Once police apprehended the teen, a replica of a 1866 Remington .41 Caliber Derringer pistol was found in his boot. Found along with the non-firing replica firearm, was a .380 caliber ammunition round.
Port Barre Police Chief Deon Boudreaux reported the Opelousas teen was booked on one charge each of terrorizing and carrying a dangerous weapon on school property by a student.
"We believe the suspect thought the gun was real and we believe he had intent to attempt to use it," Boudreaux said. "I'm thankful he didn't make that attempt. Things could have gotten bad real fast."