BATON ROUGE – A suspect is in custody after reports of shots fired at Scotlandville Magnet High School on Monday just before noon.
Paramedics told WBRZ News 2 that no one has been injured. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said that an undercover detective was in the area and responded to the call before officers arrived minutes later. The detective saw that a male was running and a foot-chase ensued. The male took his shirt off and tossed a gun on top of the roof before he was apprehended. A student ID was also found. It is believed the male tossed it also while running.
The male is currently in custody. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, they believe he is a student at the school.
Officials with the Zachary Community School District said schools were placed on lockdown Monday while authorities investigated a nearby incident.