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Student Arrested For Carrying A Stolen Firearm On School Property - 8/21/2017 -

PRESS RELEASE

St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office

August 21, 2017

9:05 p.m.

Contact: Major Ginny Higgins

Public Information Officer

(337) 394-3071

STUDENT ARRESTED FOR CARRYING A STOLEN FIREARM ON SCHOOL PROPERTY

(St. Martinville, LA)-This morning shortly after school began, the School Resource Officer at Breaux Bridge High School was notified by school administrators that a hand gun had been located inside of a classroom. An immediate investigation ensued and a juvenile male subject, 16, was identified by St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputies as the individual who had brought the weapon on campus. It was later discovered that the handgun had been previously reported as stolen out of Lafayette Parish.

Following the investigation, the juvenile male was arrested and charged as follows:

LA. R.S. 14:95.8 Illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile

LA.R.S. 14:69.1 Illegal possession of a stolen firearm

LA. R.S. 14:95.2 Carrying a firearm on school property

He was subsequently placed into the Lafayette Juvenile Detention Center on the above charges and the investigation remains ongoing.

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