Lake Charles College Prep Student Arrested for Gun in Backpack at School
Detectives with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office were dispatched to Lake Charles College Prep on Wednesday, September 11, at about 3:30 pm, in reference to a 17-year-old boy possibly possessing a gun at school.
Upon arrival, detectives learned the student was detained by school personnel, where they then informed them a handgun was in found in the student's backpack. Further investigation showed that the gun was previously reported stolen through the Lake Charles Police Department, said a media release.
The student was booked into the Juvenile Detention Center and charged with "illegal carrying of a weapon in a firearm free zone; and possession of a stolen firearm".