POLICE: 16-year-old Byrd High student affiliated with gang arrested after bringing loaded gun on campus
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office (CPSO) arrested a high school student who they say brought a loaded gun to school.
The incident occurred on the morning of Wednesday, May 17. After being alerted by the school administration, Rufus Porter, the school’s resource officer, found a gun in a backpack on a 16-year-old student at C.E. Byrd High School.
The gun found was a loaded Glock 43 with ten 9mm rounds.
According to officials with the sheriff’s office, the student was transported to the Criminal Investigation Division Office to continue the investigation.
The investigation revealed the student was involved with a previous incident involving a gun at another local high school. It was also determined the student is affiliated with a local gang, says CPSO.
The teen was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a juvenile and carrying a firearm by a student on school property. He was booked into Caddo Juvenile Detention Center.
The investigation is ongoing to determine if there are more individuals involved in this incident.
The sheriff’s office is proud to dedicate a full-time school resource officers (SROs) to several high schools in the City of Shreveport.
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