The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office says the School Drug Task Force arrested a 13-year-old McKinley Middle Magnet student Monday for allegedly bringing a gun to school.
Deputies say around noon, several students told the assistant principal that a student had brought a gun to class.
The assistant principal contacted the sheriff's office and the School Drug Task Force responded.
According to the sheriff's office, the boy was searched and deputies discovered he was wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying a .38 caliber revolver. The gun was not loaded.
The teen was taken into custody and is charged with carrying a firearm onto school grounds.
We're told LEAP testing at the school was not interrupted because of the incident.