Baton Rouge police arrest teen found with gun at Capitol High on Friday _lowres

Hakiem Josef Clark

Baton Rouge police arrested a teenager at Friendship Capitol High School on Friday after a teacher reported he had pulled out a gun and said, “It was going down today.”

A Baton Rouge Police officer was working extra duty at Capitol around 2:45 p.m. Friday afternoon when a teacher told him Hakiem Josef Clark was carrying a gun, the report says.

The officer followed Clark, who was walking around with two other young males, behind a bus loading area where students were present and asked Clark to come to him.

Clark began cursing and said that he was leaving, the report says. When Clark began grabbing his front pockets, the detective pulled out his department issued Glock 9 mm gun and told Clark to turn around and put his hands on the fence.

Once Clark complied, the officer put his weapon away, searched Clark and found a black revolver hidden on the inside of Clark’s right lower pant leg, the report says.

The report does not specify whether Clark was a student at Capitol, and staff at Capitol did not answer the phone on Saturday.

Clark, 4254 Billops Street, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish prison on carrying a firearm in a firearm free zone and illegal carrying of a weapon.