LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — Students are back in class at Northside High School after a bomb threat caused the school to be evacuated this morning.
Multiple agencies swept the school and found no threat later in the morning.
A little after 8:30 a.m., Thursday LPD received a call about a bomb threat at the school. Sgt. Robin Green with the LPD said a student received a picture on social media saying “a bomb is in your school #northside.”
When the student told a teacher, the threat was made known to administration who called law enforcement. Green said the LPD, Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, Lafayette Fire Department and a UL bomb dog arrived on scene.
Students and staff were evacuated for almost two hours.
Sergeant Robin Green with the Lafayette Police Department said this is not the first-time schools across Louisiana experienced a bomb threat, but it is the first time LPD has responded to one since school has started this year. She said this doesn’t make their department any different.
“We’re no exemption to any of the other areas in Louisiana that have experienced this since school has started.”
Green said bomb threats made like the one at Northside are very serious and her department is actively investigating it. She said they would not like to see threats being made like they were last year, and its important people know when threats like this are made, resources are being misused.
“That’s manpower that’s being utilized for someone to just be playing a joke,” Green said. “We strongly suggest that parents have this talk, school has started now, so, we don’t want a repeat of last year.”