Loaded handgun found in 8-year-old student’s bag; EBRSO investigation underway

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office School Drug Task Force is investigating an incident where a gun was found in a Park Elementary School student’s backpack.

According to EBRSO, a student told school officials that a loaded handgun was in an 8-year-old’s school bag. Deputies believe that the child took the handgun without the knowledge of their relative.

Photo courtesy of East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office.

EBRSO said no threats were made. The investigation is still open and the Department of Child and Family Services is involved.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is urged to tell a school administrator, contact EBRSO at (225)-389-5000 or contact Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-786. Students can also text “CS225” plus their message to 274637.

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