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St. Martinville Senior High student arrested for bringing gun to school

Posted: 4:07 PM, Feb 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-19 17:09:27-05

St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a student accused of bringing a gun on the bus and to school.

The student, who was not identified because of his age, was booked with carrying a firearm on school property.

After being called to school to investigate, detectives found videos posted on a social media site that showed the suspect brandishing a handgun on a school bus and also inside a classroom.

Following his arrest, he was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center on the above charge and was subsequently released to the custody of his parents.

Deputies say: “Students who partake in this dangerous type of behavior will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Anyone wishing to report issues such as these; is encouraged to do so by messaging the St. Martin Parish Office Facebook page, or by informing the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer on campus, or via school personnel. You may remain anonymous if you choose to do so.”