(St. Martinville, LA)-On the morning of February 19, 2019, Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office received a report from Administrators at St. Martinville Senior High School in reference to a student at St. Martinville High School who allegedly was in possession of a firearm on campus. Following an immediate investigation into the allegation, Investigators discovered that videos were posted on a social media site that showed him brandishing a handgun on a school bus and also inside a classroom. A warrant of arrest was obtained and this afternoon the juvenile male subject was arrested and charged as follows:
LA. R.S.-14:95.2-1-count-Carrying a firearm or dangerous weapon by a student or non-student on school property, at school sponsored functions, or in a firearm free zone. (Felony)
Following his arrest, he was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center on the above charge and was subsequently released to the custody of his parents.
Students who partake in this dangerous type of behavior will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Anyone wishing to report issues such as these; is encouraged to do so by messaging the St. Martin Parish Office Facebook page, or by informing the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer on campus, or via school personnel. You may remain anonymous if you choose to do so.