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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Posted by Cindy Chadwick - (318) 681-0666
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a second suspect in connection with a loaded gun found at a local high school this past week, said Sheriff Steve Prator.
Deputies were notified this past Friday 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.
A 15-year-old male student was arrested for placing the gun in the bathroom. After further investigation by Det. Larry Pierce, a second suspect, age 16, was identified as the person who originally brought the gun to school. The gun was in a backpack when the 16 year old gave it to the 15 year old to hold for him. The 15 year old later stashed the gun in the bathroom.
Both teens were booked into Caddo Juvenile Detention for carrying a firearm on school property and the illegal carrying of weapons.
For questions regarding this press release, please contact Cindy Chadwick at (318) 681-0666