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Bossier teen arrested for allegedly having a gun on school campus

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Bernard Pogue (source: Bossier City Police Department) Bernard Pogue (source: Bossier City Police Department)
BOSSIER CITY, La. (KTBS) -

On Thursday, Bossier City Police arrested a teenager after he allegedly had possession of a firearm on a high school campus.

Detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit arrested Bernard Epps Pogue, 18 of Bossier City on a charge of possession of a firearm on a school campus in connection with an incident that happened earlier this week at Bossier High School.

Police were called to the school on Tuesday because of a fight and were told that a person, later identified as Pogue, was involved in the fight around 4:30 p.m. with a 14 year-old student. Witnesses told police that after the fight, Pogue, who is not a Bossier Parish school student, went to his vehicle and showed a handgun before driving away. Witnesses say they did not see Pogue point the weapon at anyone.

Police caught up with Pogue about an hour later and initially arrested him on a charge of simple battery pending further investigation into the allegation that Pogue had a weapon on campus. Pogue was booked into the Bossier City Jail and bonded out later that evening.

Detectives were able to complete their investigation on Thursday and arrested Pogue again, this time on the weapon charge. Pogue was booked into the Bossier City Jail.

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