15-year-old arrested for having loaded gun at school; investigation continues

15-year-old arrested for having loaded gun at school; investigation continues
C.E. Byrd High School (KSLA News 12)

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A 15-year-old boy was arrested for having a loaded gun at school, according to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.

Deputies with the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office says a school employee found the loaded gun at C.E. Byrd High School Friday around 2:00 p.m.

We’re told the 9 mm handgun was behind a trash can inside a boy’s bathroom in the main building on campus.

The gun was turned over to deputies to help identify a possible suspect.

The juvenile, who is a student at Byrd, was booked into Caddo Juvenile Detention for carrying a firearm on school property and the illegal carrying of weapons.

Caddo Schools spokeswoman Mary Nash-Wood says school officials are cooperating with law enforcement as they continue their investigation, but they do not believe any students or staff members were targeted.

The school will have additional security on campus next week, says Nash-Wood.

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