the republic logo

Sheriff: 5th Grade student arrested in Baton Rouge with unloaded gun


BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — A 5th grade student at Capital Elementary School in Baton Rouge has been arrested after a deputy found an unloaded, .45 caliber weapon in his book bag.

A student notified a school administrator that a classmate had a gun and the weapon was found Friday afternoon in the 10-year-old boy's bag.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says the gun was listed as stolen. The student told investigators he found the gun at home.

The student faces a charge of illegal possession of a firearm on a school campus. His name was not released because of his age. The sheriff's office did not know if he has an attorney.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

All comments are moderated before posting. Your email address must be verified with Disqus in order for your comment to appear.
View our commenting guidelines and FAQ's here.

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)





Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.