BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A tip from another student led to the arrest of a 13-year-old at a middle school in Baton Rouge.

The Belfair-Montessori Magnet School student was arrested after a school bag belonging to the student was searched by leadership at the school.

A loaded gun was found and “the school went on lockdown while the East Baton Rouge Parish Drug Task Force confiscated the weapon,” according to East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools.

The student was charged with the crimes listed below:

  • Illegal Carrying of a Weapon on School Property
  • Firearm Free Zone

East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools said, “The administration will follow student handbook policies and procedures and pursue disciplinary action in accordance with the student’s violation of school safety.”

Belfair-Montessori Magnet School is located at 4451 Fairfields Ave.