Marrero, La. - A 16-year-old student at Higgins High School was arrested on Wednesday for bringing a loaded semi-automatic gun to school.
A spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says the assistant principal at the Marrero high school received a tip that the student had the gun in his school bag. The assistant principal called the JPSO, who sent an officer to the school.
After locating the student in a classroom, the officer located the gun in the student's backpack and arrested him. The unidentified teenager has been charged with illegal possession of a firearm on school grounds and illegal possession of a stolen firearm. The gun was reported stolen in New Orleans last month.