Shreveport man arrested, accused of pulling gun outside kindergarten graduation ceremony at Bossier school


BOSSIER CITY, La. (KTAL/KMSS) — A Shreveport man is behind bars after police say he pulled a gun on another man outside a kindergarten graduation ceremony at a Bossier school Friday morning.

According to the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office, 24-year-old Bobdrick Thomas is facing several charges as a result of the incident in the parking lot of Airline High School, where the School Resource Officers says Thomas pulled the gun during an argument with another man, causing him to fear for his safety.

It happened outside Airline’s auditorium, where the Pre-K/Kindergarten graduation ceremony for Plantation Park Elementary School was being held.

When BPSO deputies removed the gun from underneath the driver’s seat of Thomas’ vehicle, they say they also found a rolled cigar with suspected marijuana.

“This incident could have been worse,” BPSO Julian Whittington said in a statement released Friday afternoon detailing the arrest. “I am thankful our SRO’s were on duty to prevent this incident from further escalation, and for keeping everyone safe inside the school.”

Thomas was booked into the Bossier Maximum-Security Facility and charged with one count of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, one count of Carrying a Firearm on School Property, one count of Possession of Control Dangerous Substance in a Drug-Free Zone, and one count of Simple Possession of Schedule I Narcotic. Bond for Thomas has not been set at this time.

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