Two Acadia Parish schools taken off lockdown - KLFY News 10

Two Acadia Parish schools taken off lockdown


Two schools in Acadia Parish were placed on lockdown Wednesday while authorities investigated a suspicious death of a 20-year-old female near Victor Road in Rayne. The Acadia Sheriff's Department says they are now investigating the "suspicious death" as a homicide. Authorities say they do have a suspect in custody.

Rayne High School and Branch Elementary were on lockdown because initial reports stated there had been a shooting. Once deputies investigated, they discovered there was no shooting and one had never taken place. But next of kin at the schools still had to be notified.

The schools were then taken off of lockdown. No students were ever in danger at any time.





Update:Acadia Parish School Superintendent Johnny Bourque, confirms to KLFY that both Rayne High School and Branch Elementary are on lockdown out of an abundance of caution. The shooting happen at least 10 minutes away from each school and no one is in danger at this time.


Update: Parents are calling our newsroom reporting Rayne High school is also on lockdown because of the shooting in Rayne. Rayne High School says they will not release that information at this time. An office spokesperson from the high school says they will let "parents know what they need to know" at a later time.

The address of the actual shooting on Victor Road in Rayne is 10 minutes away from Rayne High School.

We are continuing to gather information. 


Update: According to the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Department there has been a shooting near 140 Victor Road in Rayne.  According to Branch Elementary, the school is on lockdown but the shooting did not happen near the school.  It's on lockdown because a person involved in the shooting on Victor Road is in some way related to a school employee.  School officials tell us they will remain on lockdown until the Sheriff Department gives them an "all clear."  We have a crew on the way and will update as soon as possible.

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