NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - As the new school year nears, U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announces a multi-agency initiative to get illegal guns out of school zones.
Polite says his office will partner with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the NOPD, Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office and Crimestoppers.
The federal gun-free school zone law makes it a crime to unlawfully have a firearm within 1000 feet of any elementary or secondary school.
According to Polite, the participating agencies will increase efforts to investigate and prosecute the federal laws.