Earlier today, Acadiana High School’s administration received a report that a student had a gun on campus. The school immediately went into lockdown status and school administration, along with law enforcement, began an investigation.
During the investigation it was discovered that the student believed to have a gun was no longer on campus. The school remained on lockdown status until it was confirmed that there was not an imminent threat to campus. The school then moved to shelter in place status while the student was located and arrested offsite.
The student, identified as Jakari Pete, 18, has been charged with illegal carrying of weapons on school property, and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Facility, and faces expulsion from school.
LPSS would like to thank its administrative staff and law enforcement for quickly responding to this incident. We are committed to keeping Lafayette Parish Schools safe learning environments for our students.