Lake Charles, LA –
Yesterday morning Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives were dispatched to F.K. White Middle School in regards to a student who was found to be in possession of an airsoft gun.
During the initial investigation detectives learned at approximately 9:00 a.m. a CPSO school resource officer was notified by school administration that a 14 year old boy was found to be in possession of an airsoft gun, kitchen knife, and .380 ammunition, along with other accessories for the airsoft gun.
After further investigation, the boy was arrested and booked into the Juvenile Detention Center and charged with carrying of a dangerous weapon by a student on school property. The investigation revealed that at no time did the student make threats regarding the items in his possession.
CPSO SRO Cpl. Triston Smith is the arresting deputy on this case. CPSO Detective Clay Planchard is the lead investigator on this case. The Calcasieu Parish School Board assisted CPSO with the investigation.
An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. A person is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.