UPDATE 3, 3:23 p.m.: Lafayette Police confirmed that today’s bomb threat was false and that an arrest was made. The suspect, whose identity cannot be released because of age, has been charged with terrorizing.
The bomb threat led to an evacuation of the school shortly at 7:52 a.m., as students were still being dropped off for classes. Cars were turned away from the school as the evacuation began. The school was deemed safe by 9:50 a.m. and students returned to classes after a lunch was served. Officials called the evacuation “calm” and “orderly.”
The Lafayette Parish School Board released the following:
“All threats are taken very seriously and those engaging in this type of behavior will be held accountable for their actions. While this is very disruptive to the learning environment of our students, LPSS works closely with local law enforcement to make certain that students and staff remain safe, as that is our first priority. LPSS would like to thank our students, parents and community for their patience during this situation. “
UPDATE 2: Cpl. Bridgette Dugas has confirmed that the lockdown has been lifted, and classes have resumed for the day.
UPDATE: Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Deputies and Lafayette Police are working the scene.
Officers are moving students from the school’s stadium to a safer location.
This is a developing story and we will continue to update it as new information becomes available.
LAFAYETTE, LA. (KLFY) – Lafayette High School is currently on lockdown after reports of some sort of verbal threat.
Corporal Bridgette Dugas tells News 10 that the school has been on lockdown since 6:41 a.m. in reference to that threat.
Several viewers have called saying that students have been evacuated to the school’s stadium.
This is a developing story and will be updated as new information becomes available.
News 10 has a crew en route to the scene.