Student charged after using stapler as a weapon, school put on lockdown

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RESERVE, La. (WVLA) – An East St. John High School student faces charges after having a ‘weapon’ on campus.

Shortly after 11 a.m. Monday morning, East St. John High School was placed on lockdown after a student reported that another student may be in possession of a weapon.

In conjunction with the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office, a search was conducted of the campus.

The student in question was located and the suspected weapon was determined to be an open stapler that had been wrapped in a bandana.

The student was removed from campus and has been booked by the Sheriff’s Office with terrorizing.

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