Gun found at Mandeville Jr. High, school locked down
Dave Cohen Reporting
"Mandeville Police are... trying to determine how a loaded handgun found its way onto the school grounds," Lt. Gerald Sticker said. "School officials were notified this morning by concerned students who heard rumors about a fellow student possibly possessing a loaded gun."
He says there was a gun in the bathroom.
"The gun was found in a boy's rest room by school officials and the on duty School Resource Officer," according to Sticker. "There is no immediate danger to the students or faculty."
Officials decided to keep kids in their classrooms while they investigate.
Sticker explained, "The school has been placed on lock down out of an abundance of caution while a search of the school is being conducted for additional weapons.
Two students are in custody as of now, and they are being questioned by police."
Mandeville Junior High School is located at 639 Carondelet Street in Mandeville.