An 11-year-old student was arrested Friday morning for allegedly lying about bringing a gun to Raintree Elementary School in St. Mary Parish. 

A teacher notified authorities after getting a report that a student may have brought a gun to school. Sheriff’s deputies responded immediately to the campus, identified the student involved, and detained the juvenile pending an investigation. 

Turns out, after a search of the grounds and other areas, no weapon was found. The 11-year-old male student has been charged with terrorizing and was released to a guardian pending juvenile court proceedings. Authorities continue to investigate. 

“The safety of all of our children is priority,” says Sheriff Scott Anslum. “Any reports of a possible threat to their safety will be fully investigated. The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office will continue to partner with the school board, faculty, students, and parents to keep our schools safe.” 

If you have any information, you’re asked to call the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office at 337-828-1960.