Firearm found by GSU Police

Grambling State University Police arrested a student early Friday morning after executing a search warrant on his dorm room and recovering a gun, ammunition, and other paraphernalia.

Thursday night GSU housing staff was conducting a walkthrough of a Wheatley Hall dorm room after receiving a tip through the university’s G-Safe app. The staffer saw a box of ammunition on a table in the room. GSU police were alerted of the finding.

When officers responded, Max Pierre, Jr., 21, of New Orleans, was detained while a search warrant was acquired from 3rd District Court.

During execution of the warrant, two boxes of ammunition and a loaded handgun were located. The stock from a AR-15 rifle with a tripod, a tracer round, and two empty Glock gun cases were also recovered. The guns connected to the cases were not located during the search.

During questioning, Pierre admitted owning the items, saying he brought them on campus with knowledge they were prohibited.

Pierre was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of a firearm in a firearm free zone (school campus) and illegal carrying of a weapon.

Bail was set at $65,000.

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