UPDATE, 11/1/22 2:24 P.M.: According to the Lafayette Parish School System, a Northside High student has been arrested in connection to the social media threat that caused the school to evacuate.
The student has been charged with terrorism, placed into a juvenile detention center, and could be expelled from the school.
UPDATE, 2:45 P.M.: Northside High is now shelter in place and will release the students once the school day is done. Police did not find any threat on the campus.
ORIGINAL, 12:39 P.M.: LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – Lafayette Police investigating a threat at Northside High school.
According to Matthew Benoit with Lafayette Police, law enforcement are currently on the scene. Students are being escorted to an exterior location as a precaution and are safe. Officers are conducting an investigation and visitors are not being allowed to enter or leave campus.
Lafayette Parish School System will be sending updates to parents. More information will be provided as it becomes available.