Nederland police ID suspect who brought gun to school, seeking motive

Published 1:28 pm Friday, October 25, 2019

NEDERLAND — Police said they identified a 17-year-old suspect who they believe brought a handgun to the Nederland High School campus Thursday.

Nederland Police Chief Gary Porter said a male was seen brandishing a handgun in the student parking lot at 2108 N 18th Street at approximately 11:50 a.m.

Police said the suspect is not a student at Nederland High School, adding officers recovered a handgun thought to have been shown off at the school.

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“At this time, no clear motive has been established as to why the suspect had the handgun on school property,” Porter said in a release.

“Nederland Police Department detectives are still investigating this incident and, if warranted, will file appropriate charges with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.”

The suspect was not named by police.