Gun, drugs found at high school in Tangipahoa Parish
Dave Cohen Reporting
Northshore cops say a student was caught in a high school bathroom with a gun and drugs.
Police were called after a report that someone appeared to be smoking pot at Independence High School.
"A... student was arrested and charged after being suspected of smoking marijuana in a bathroom on the school's campus," Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Spokeswoman Dawn Panepinto said in a news release. "A search of the juvenile's property was conducted subsequent to arrest which revealed an unloaded 38 caliber handgun."
She says the gun was wrapped in a T-shirt in the 16-year-old student's backpack.
"Independence High went on lockdown while a complete search of the school and campus was conducted," Panepinto said. "As a result, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office additionally charged 3 other minors with narcotics related charges."