12-year-old allegedly had BB pistols at school

Boy released to the custody of his mother

Jim Hanzo
October 22, 2019 - 4:58 pm

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff Office charged a 12-year-old boy after deputies found he had brought two replica BB pistols to school this morning.  .  

The incident occurred at West Thibodaux Middle School.

Through an investigation, school resource officers learned a male student had two replica BB pistols in his possession and had shot at students at the bus stop on Tuesday morning. The officer located the male student in the area near portable buildings at the school.  After searching the area, the officer located one of the pistols on the ground under a portable building.  The student was allegedly found to be carrying the other pistol in his waistband.  Following an investigation, the student was charged with violating Louisiana R.S. 14:95.2 which prohibits carrying a dangerous weapon onto school property. He was then released to the custody of his mother.

“All guns, including BB guns, are strictly prohibited on school grounds,” said Sheriff Craig Webre.  “Not only are BB guns dangerous, but law enforcement officers will most often not have the time or ability to distinguish a replica pistol from an actual firearm and will treat the situation as though there is a real firearm present.  It’s imperative that any gun of this nature be easily distinguishable from a real firearm.”

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