"Some other children overheard this student making some what Ive been told were overt threats to another student," Corporal Bill Goodin with the Shreveport Police Department said.
"We had a student come foward, tell his teacher and the weapon was found and removed from campus," Security Director Roy Murry.
The campus was locked down as the principal apprehended the gun and called police.
When an incident happens on a school campus, officials start to question what goes on at home. They say safety at school starts with education here.
The boy told authorities he found the gun in a shed at home.
"I think parents should be more responsible in the way that the weapons are stored and if they are gonna keep guns at home and they have young children, they need to make sure theyre properly stored," Community Liason officer Chris Harlow said.
"You hear about that happening everywhere else. You never think it hit home. That hit home, right here at home," Westwood mother DeShanon Davis said.
Davis has two children at Westwood Elementary. She says the incident shook her up.
"Ten years old. Ten. Thats scary. What if he wouldnt have got caught?...What if he wouldnt have got caught and he would have used it?" she asked.
Officers spent Wednesday putting on safety assemblies at the school. The goal is to get kids to realize...violence isnt the answer.
"If there is a problem at school with another student, there are other channels they can use to resolve those matters," Harlow said.
The boy was charged with one count each of "carrying a firearm on school property" and "aggravated assault." Hes suspended pending an on-going investigation. He faces possible expulsion and further legal action.