KLFY News reports a 16-year LaGrange student was arrested for bringing a gun and marijuana to school. According to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, the teen was booked into the Juvenile Detention Center and will reportedly face charges of illegal carrying of a weapon in a firearm-free zone; possession of a controlled substance in a drug-free zone; illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile; and possession of marijuana.

The Calcasieu Parish School Board reported that at the time of the incident all students, faculty, and staff were safe. The situation was handled swiftly by CPSO School Safety  Officer and the LaGrange administration. The resource officer facilitated the arrested after reportedly smelling a strong odor of marijuana coming from a group of students. The officer was doing rounds outside of the school at the time. According to the Sheriff's Office, a loaded gun and a small amount of marijuana were discovered in the 16-year-old student's backpack.

As a parent, the last call I want to get is that a student brought a gun to my child's school. It is a terrifying thought and yet a tragic reality for many. I pray for her safety and that of everyone in all the schools across the country, from Pre-K to college. Let's live in peace.

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