Loaded gun found at Westdale Middle School

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 3:36pm

A loaded gun found on Westdale Middle School's campus Tuesday is the 7th gun seized from an East Baton Rouge school in just the last six months.

The numbers aren't surprising to psychologist Dr. Marc Zimmermann. Dr. Zimmermann also works in Baton Rouge's juvenile court system.

He says while the majority of students are raised to know it’s wrong to bring a dangerous weapon to school, a sub-culture exists that has kids conditioned to think guns are no big deal.

Authorities say the 13-year-old boy who brought the pistol to Westdale Middle was turned in by his peers.

Zimmerman says students coming forward shows that not everyone is being influenced by what he calls "negative culture."