OCTOBER 16, 2017
TO: ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM: SHERIFF LELAND FALCON
SUBJECT: HANDGUN ON SCHOOL CAMPUS –
ASSUMPTION – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon
reports the arrest of a 15-year-old ninth grade student at Assumption High School
for possessing a handgun on campus.
On Monday morning, a faculty member contacted the
school resource officer and advised that a handgun had been located in a
bathroom. The deputy recovered the
firearm which was a .22 caliber handgun.
An investigation was conducted which included
interviewing faculty and reviewing videotape.
Based on that investigation, the teen was identified
as a suspect. The suspect was questioned
in the presence of a guardian and subsequently admitted to bringing the gun to
school. Investigators also recovered a
knife and razor blades as well as an assortment of masks in his bookbag.
The juvenile was arrested on charges of:
Possession of a Handgun by a Juvenile
Carrying of Weapons
a Firearm or Dangerous Weapon by a Student on School Property
The juvenile is being held pending judicial
For additional information concerning this News
Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Commander Lonny Cavalier at