Lake Charles –


Around 1:00 p.m. today Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to LaGrange High School in Lake Charles in reference to a teen with a gun in his backpack.  Once they arrived, the School Resource Officer told deputies a loaded handgun was located in a 15 year old’s backpack.  The investigation revealed the 15 year old brought the gun to school, and took the gun out of his backpack in the presence of a student in the classroom then returned it to his backpack.  One of the students in the classroom reported the incident to the School Resource Officer.


The teen was arrested and charged with illegal carrying of a weapon; illegal carrying of a firearm in a gun-free zone; and aggravated assault.  He was booked into the Calcasieu Parish Juvenile Detention Center.


CPSO Sgts. Mike Miller and Seth Abshire are the lead investigators on this case.