Officials: Louisiana student wields stapler mistaken for gun

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Published: Nov. 12, 2019 at 10:31 AM CST
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Officials for a Louisiana public school district say a high school was placed on lockdown after a student brandished a stapler mistaken for a gun.

St. John the Baptist Parish Public Schools posted on Facebook that East St. John High had been placed on lockdown Monday morning when a student reported a classmate had a weapon.

The parish sheriff's office searched the campus and found the student who they say had an opened stapler wrapped in a bandanna, not a gun. The lockdown was lifted.

News outlets report the student was arrested and booked into the parish jail on charges of terrorizing.

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