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Juvenile arrested for having gun on school campus

Friday, January 11, 2019

Posted by Cindy Chadwick - (318) 681-0666


A 15-year-old boy was arrested today for having a loaded gun at school, said Sheriff Steve Prator.

Caddo Sheriff's deputies were notified around 2 p.m. that a janitor at Byrd High School found a handgun behind a trash can in a boys bathroom of the main building. The gun was turned over to the School Resource Officer, Sheriff's Cpl. Shannon Cornelius, and the Sheriff's Office was contacted to respond to the school.

Cornelius helped identify a possible suspect who was then interviewed by Det. Larry Pierce. The juvenile, who is a student at Byrd, was booked into Caddo Juvenile Detention for carrying a firearm on school property and the illegal carrying of weapons.

The investigation is continuing.


For questions regarding this press release, please contact Cindy Chadwick at (318) 681-0666