Teens caught with gun near Kentwood

Kentwood High School was placed on lockdown and two teens were found with a hand gun in a nearby neighborhood.

Covington Police sent out a press release about the incident on Friday, Sept. 27, quickly after the two teens were booked into a youth service center.

An alert parent saw two students on the Kentwood High School campus passing what looked like a handgun back and forth, the release stated. The parent called 911 to report what they saw and Covington police responded to the area.

Kentwood was placed on lockdown.

Officers found two students, 15 and 16 years of age, in a neighborhood near Kentwood matching the description given by the caller. A handgun was located on one of the students. The students are being booked into youth service center, the press release stated.

“This is a good reminder, with America’s Safe Schools Week approaching, that school safety is a community effort,” the press release stated. “We must all be alert to suspicious and concerning behavior on and near school campuses.”

Residents who see something suspicious or dangerous on school grounds are asked to call 911 or the Covington Police in the future.