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Gun found in elementary student's school bag

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A Golden Meadow elementary student is being questioned after a gun was found in his school bag Friday morning.  

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre, says deputies secured the handgun after a student at Golden Meadow Upper Elementary School discovered it in his book bag. The student reportedly notified a teacher immediately after discovering the firearm in his bag, and a school resource officer secured the weapon.

“The teacher and administration at Golden Meadow Upper Elementary School followed all of our protocol for dealing with these types of instances,” Lafourche Parish Schools Superintendent Dr. Jo Ann Mattews said.

At this time deputies and school officials believed the student did not have knowledge of the firearm in his bag.  An investigation is underway into how the weapon ended up there.

Lafourche Parish investigators say no other information is available at they continue to look into the matter.  They do say the school is secure and hope to produce further updates as more information becomes available. 

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