Juvenile arrest for terrorizing at high school
On October 10, 2022, Jeff Davis Sheriff School resource deputies were notified that a threatening note had been found. Jennings High school faculty discovered the note and reported it to deputies around 9:30 am.
A threat assessment was conducted by school faculty and deputies. It was determined there was no threat to students or faculty at the time and the investigation continued. A student was identified as the individual who wrote the note threatening to shoot up the school.
The student's parent/guardian was notified and arrived at the school shortly after being contacted. Jeff Davis Sheriff detectives assigned the investigation obtained statements and reviewed video recorded footage of the school areas where the threatening note was discovered.
The juvenile student involved was arrested yesterday November 2, 2022 for LSA 14:40.1 Terrorizing, and released to a guardian.
School officials and law enforcement are taking a zero tolerance stand on these type pranks by students and others. There have been several fake active shooter threats in Louisiana and other states recently.
The pranks cause disruption in schools and divert law enforcement from other necessary duties. The safety of the students and faculty are foremost in the minds of the deputies that work at the schools every day.
Stunts and practical jokes of hurting people will be dealt with seriously and perpetrators will be punished. Additional arrests are expected.