No students or staff members were injured today, but a gun was fired inside a Bossier Parish classroom according to Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington.

This incident happened today, Thursday May 9th, at Cope Middle School on Shed Road in Bossier City. According to Sheriff Whittington, a student accidentally discharged the firearm as they were trying to put it into their backpack. The student had apparently taken it out to show another student. The School Resource Officer was immediately alerted, and took the student into custody.

The campus did see additional officers arrive to make sure everything was secure, but the school campus remained safe through the afternoon.

Here are the comments Sheriff Whittington shared through social media:

Bossier Parish Schools maintained contact with parents and guardians throughout the day, using both text messages and emails. In one of the emails, Cope Middle School Principal Judy Grooms addressed parents, saying:

"We want to stress that all students are safe and the situation is under control. Law enforcement is on the scene as part of the investigation. If your child has any information that can assist in their investigation, they are being urged to please tell our School Resource Officer or administration."

No further details have been released by the Sheriff's office or school.

Caddo Parish Violent Offenders April 27th-May 3rd

The following booking photos are those who were booked in to Caddo Correctional Center for crimes of a violent sexual nature. All those pictured are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Gallery Credit: Caddo Correctional Center

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