Crime

A Lake Charles teenager was arrested Friday after bringing a loaded handgun to summer school, authorities said.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said a 15-year-old brought the gun to LaGrange High School inside his backpack, took the gun out in the presence of a student and then put it back in the bag.

One of the students in the classroom reported the incident to the school resource officer, Myers said.

The teen was arrested and charged with illegal carrying of a weapon; illegal carrying of a firearm in a gun-free zone; and aggravated assault. He was booked into the Calcasieu Parish Juvenile Detention Center.

Sgts. Mike Miller and Seth Abshire are the lead investigators on this case.

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