Quantcast

Students with Guns : Two Cases in One Week - KTBS.com - Shreveport, LA News, Weather and Sports

Students with Guns : Two Cases in One Week

Posted: Updated:
CADDO PARISH, La. -

Two reports in one week, two different schools,  two different students and  two different districts.

The first was last  Wednesday, a Huntington High 10th grader was arrested for bringing a weapon onto campus.

Shreveport police say  they found an unloaded  40 caliber handgun in the student's waistband.

Then on Friday, a 14 year-old student from Linear, which is run by the Recovery School District of Louisiana,  was arrested after he was caught with an unloaded semi- automatic handgun.

Roy Murry, the director of security for the Caddo Parish School  board says the case last week at Huntington High school is the first incident  this school year  and in most cases it is a situation outside of the walls of the school that prompts students to arm themselves.

"There is not any case that I can remember where a student brought a gun to  for somebody at the school because of a situation that has happened at the school," said Murry.

Murry also told KTBS 3 News that it was after school when another student saw the teen in question with the gun and reported it the next day.  Murry says it is still unclear why the teen had gun and that parents need to be concerned that kids in the neighborhoods are walking around with firearms.

Authorities still aren't sure if Friday was the first time a Linear Leaders hp Academy student took a weapon to school with him.

The semi-automatic handgun was discovered when the boy dropped his back pack on the bus and the unloaded gun feel out. The teen then ran off the bus though the emergency  exit door in the back.  He was later found at home and home is the place where Cpl. Marcus Hines says teens often find these guns.

"It's very important that if you are going to have a gun at home and you have teenagers around or young children that you make sure that gun is out of reach," said Hines.

 

 

  • ArkLaTex SlideshowsMore>>

  • ArkLaTex Adoptable Pets

    ArkLaTex Adoptable Pets

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:12:16 GMT
    There are lots of animals in the Ark-La-Tex who are looking for that perfect home.
    There are lots of animals in the Ark-La-Tex who are looking for that perfect home.
  • KTBS 3 Viewer's Pets

    KTBS 3 Viewer's Pets

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:00:16 GMT
    Viewer's petsViewer's pets
    Viewer's pets
    Viewer's pets
  • Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services Adoptable Children

    Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services Adoptable Children

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:44:11 GMT
    DJanaeDJanae
    Foster/Adoption Parenting Minimum Qualifications and Steps to Certification Minimum Qualifications for Certification.
    Foster/Adoption Parenting Minimum Qualifications and Steps to Certification Minimum Qualifications for Certification.
  • Assignment EducationMore>>

  • Pilot program through Volunteers of America works to prevent drop-outs in local schools

    Pilot program through Volunteers of America works to prevent drop-outs in local schools

    Sunday, August 31 2014 7:48 AM EDT2014-08-31 11:48:45 GMT
    (Photo source: Volunteers of America)(Photo source: Volunteers of America)
    Education and skills training beyond high school isn't even a consideration for a startling number of students.
    Education and skills training beyond high school isn't even a consideration for a startling number of students.
  • Anna P. Tooke Memorial Library taking shape in South Bossier Parish

    Anna P. Tooke Memorial Library taking shape in South Bossier Parish

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:27:55 GMT
    Anna P. Tooke Memorial Library (Photo source: Prevot Design Services)Anna P. Tooke Memorial Library (Photo source: Prevot Design Services)
    It's Bossier Parish's smallest library branch. Originally just a bookmobile, this 12 x 30 foot temporary metal building has been the Koran community's only branch since 1977.
    It's Bossier Parish's smallest library branch. Originally just a bookmobile, this 12 x 30 foot temporary metal building has been the Koran community's only branch since 1977.
  • Family mourns loss of Natchitoches teen

    Family mourns loss of Natchitoches teen

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:53:10 GMT
    18-year-old Johnquaries Smith was a high school senior at Natchitoches Central High school.He died Tuesday after he was punched by another student on campus.
    18-year-old Johnquaries Smith was a high school senior at Natchitoches Central High school.He died Tuesday after he was punched by another student on campus.
  • KTBS 3 News Tips

    Send your news tip or story idea to the KTBS 3 Newsroom.  Enter your email address below to get started.

    * denotes required fields
    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thank you for your submission to KTBS 3 News.  A member of our staff may contact you for more information.

Share Your Images
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTBS. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
    Advertising | EEO Public File | KTBS 3 Public File | KPXJ 21 Public File