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LHS On Lock Down For Second Time This Week - Two Juveniles Arrested On Terrorizing Charges

Oct 06, 2022 04:08PM ● By Flint Zerangue, Sr.

Lafayette High School: Law enforcement agencies from throughout the parish were on scene to help with security. 

(Lafayette, LA): Out of an abundance of caution, Lafayette High School was placed on lock down this morning (10/06/2022) after another Social Media post surfaced threatening violence at the school. This was the third threat of violence made this week directed towards specific members of the LHS staff and others and the second time the school has been placed on lock down this week, the first two threats were received on Monday (10/03/2022) which triggered the first lock down.

During today's lock down, Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division began aggressively deploying resources to locate the source of the threats along with identifying the individual(s) responsible for creating this terroristic panic throughout the school and community. Throughout today's investigation, detectives were able to determine the source of the social media threats and subsequently arrested two juvenile students from Lafayette High. One juvenile was charged with 2 counts of Terrorizing, and the second juvenile was charged with 1 count of Terrorizing. Both juveniles were booked into the Lafayette Juvenile Detention Center.  

The Lafayette Parish School System and all Lafayette Parish law enforcement agencies take all threats of violence towards students and schools seriously. Situations like this cause panic and stress, and take away valuable time from all students in this area. 

As the two juveniles were being arrested, the school threat level was lowered to shelter in place, at which time, a confidential source within the school told Parish News that students were then allowed to eat and use the restroom.  

According to a public message distributed by LHS Principal, Dr. Rachel Brown, classes will resume as normal tomorrow. Additionally, Emotional Support staff will be on hand to assist students who may need to discuss coping with the stresses of this week.  

The Lafayette Police Department would like to THANK the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, Lafayette Parish School System, and the Lafayette City Marshal’s Office for their continued assistance in these situations.


Photos by Parish News Staff