Mandeville Police and the administration of Mandeville Junior High decided to put the school on lockdown Wednesday morning after a loaded gun was found on campus.
The gun was on top of a ceiling tile in one of the boys’ bathrooms.
Concerned students notified school officials Wednesday of rumors that a fellow student possibly has a loaded gun.
Mandeville Police took two students into custody for questioning.
“There’s two students, that we know of, that were involved,” said Mandeville Police Lt. Gerald Sticker. “That is the biggest question right now is what was their intent. We want to make sure that there were no specific targets and what those targets were and if there are targets then why. It’s anybody’s guess right now, but that’s something that we’ll be working very diligently to find out.”