Update* St. Landry Parish Office has release the identity of the Beau Chene High School student accused of bringing a gun to school. 17 year-old Shelton Celestine of church point is charged with Carrying a Firearm on School Property.
Previous Update: According to Deputy Chief Eddie Thibodeaux, with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office, the student is being booked. We’ll continue to update this story as details become available.
Original Story* St. Landry Parish School Board Superintendent Patrick Jenkins confirmed that a 17-year-old male student was arrested at Beau Chene High School without incident after a gun was found in his locker.
Jenkins say administrators were alerted and responded quickly, searching the locker of the student and recovering the weapon.
Administrators then alerted the school board and Sheriff’s office after apprehending the student without incident.
The student was taken into custody by St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office. The school board will determine what disciplinary action will be taken.
Jenkins says the staff did an excellent job in handling the incident, there was no chaos and everyone is safe. Parents that are signed up with the J App were alerted via text are call in regards to the incident.