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Juvenile arrested after possessing gun on school bus

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A Shreveport teen is behind bars this evening following an alleged gun incident aboard a school bus Friday afternoon.

Just after 3:30 p.m. on September 20, 2013, Shreveport Police were called to the 3500 block of Hearne Avenue relative to reports a handgun was recovered on a school bus. 

The call was received from the driver of a Caddo Parish school bus who reported a student fled from the bus after a semi-automatic, .380 caliber handgun was found inside a backpack belonging to the student. 

The weapon, which was not loaded at the time, was reportedly discovered after the student's backpack fell to the floor of the bus and retrieved by the bus driver. 

The 14 year old teen, who is enrolled as a student a Linear Middle School, was one of five students on the bus at the time of the incident. 

Upon the bus driver's discovery of the weapon, the teen reportedly fled out the back emergency exit of the bus and was last seen running on Hearne Avenue. 

No students on the bus were injured.

Hours following the incident, the teen was taken into custody after authorities were successful in making contact with the juvenile's parents. 

At this stage of the investigation, it is unclear why the teen was in possession of the firearm; however he now faces charges of: Juvenile in possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm in a firearm free zone and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.

Authorities seized the weapon and the teen was booked into the Caddo Parish Juvenile Detention Center.

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