SDTF Arrests Student with Gun at McKinley High School


The School Drug Task Force responded to McKinley High School located at 800 E. McKinley St. at approximately 8:55 a.m. in reference to a gun found in the book sack of an 11th grade student.

Owen Salgado Galo, 17, of 8220 Governor Dr. was booked into the Parish Prison for Illegal Carrying of a Weapon on School Property and Obliterated Serial Number.
According to reports, Galo was involved with a fight with another student at the bus stop. Once he arrived on campus, administrators searched both the involved parties and found a loaded .380 handgun in Galo’s book sack.

Galo alleged he did not know where the weapon came from. No threats were made that deputies are aware of.
Students with information concerning this incident or similar incidents are encouraged to notify a school administrator, contact the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office at 225-389-5000 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at (225) 344- STOP or (225) 344-7867. Students can also text "CS225" plus their message to CRIMES (274637).