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Gun Found In School Bathroom; 2 Boys Booked

Gun Found In School Bathroom; 2 Boys Booked

A 13-year-old 7th grader and a 14-year-old 8th grader at Mandeville Junior High School have been booked with possession of a firearm on school property.

Mandeville police the arrests of the two juveniles came after a loaded handgun was found inside a bathroom at the school.

Police said the revolver was found hidden in a ceiling tile.

Mandeville police Lt. Gerald Sticker said students had heard rumors about another student possibly having a loaded handgun and alerted school officials.

Sticker said there is no immediate danger to students or faculty, but the school has been placed on lockdown as a precaution.

School district spokeswoman Meredith Mendez said a "robo call" went out to parents of the school's students to inform them of the discovery of the weapon and the subsequent lockdown.

Police said there was no immediate danger to the students or faculty, but the school was placed on lockdown for a few hours. No additional weapons were reported.

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