Skip to main content

LPSS Releases Statement Regarding LHS Lockdown, But Still No Answers

Sep 27, 2019 05:05PM ● By News Desk
After more than 24 hours since the Lafayette High Schools lockdown began on Thursday, the Lafayette Parish School System has issued a statement regarding the lockdown, but still, no word or details about the incident, leaving more questions than answers for students, parents, staff, and community.  

LPSS 9/27/2019 Release:
(Complete Text is attached)
- The events that happened on the campus of Lafayette High School yesterday were concerning for everyone involved. We understand the frustration of parents, students, and staff when we are unable to share the details of events in order to maintain the integrity of ongoing investigations. In the best interest of student and staff safety, it is our duty to follow the safety protocols in our crisis management plan. Be assured, we will communicate with you during an event as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Unfortunately, rumors and false information were disseminated and we understand that this increased confusion and concern. As we learned of misinformation, we communicated via pace calls to parents in an attempt to clarify and dispel rumors.

We would like to thank local law enforcement for their quick response and actions yesterday. We would also like to extend thanks to the staff, students, and parents who remained calm and followed safety procedures. Our policies and procedures are in place to maximize student and school safety. Collaboratively, law enforcement along with school and district staff maintained high levels of safety and security for everyone on the Lafayette High School campus.

The following is a copy of the Parish News Facebook posts outlining the events yesterday.