NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Police say the three students got out of school last Thursday, walked about a block away and committed an armed robbery.
Bennie Keeler, 18, Wayne Atlow, 17, and a juvenile student were arrested. Police say they received warrants for the suspects and actually arrested them at the school.
Police say the youngest suspect had a loaded weapon on him at the school. Investigators believe the gun was stolen during a vehicle burglary that happened last December.
Police say last Thursday, the three students got out of school and walked to the 1900 block of Louisiana Avenue, where they approached a victim. According to court documents, the victim told police one of the students pulled out a gun and said, "Where's the money?" Police say another student went through the victim's pockets and stole a cell phone and pair of headphones. The third student, they say, was acting as a lookout.
As of publication time, Keeler and Atlow remained jailed at the Orleans Justice Center. The status of the juvenile is not known.