UPDATE 1 p.m.: Police have announced an arrest made for the school threat. The juvenile suspect, 17 years of age, was arrested on one count of Terrorizing and booked into the Lafayette Juvenile Detention Home. Police have confirmed the suapect is a student at LHS.
UPDATE 10:30 a.m.: Police have lifted the evacuation order. Students are returning to their classrooms and will shelter in place until further notice.
Authorities said the threat was made on Twitter at 8:24 a.m. Tuesday. The school was searched by LPD assisted by UL’s bomb dog before students were sent back to class.
ORIGINAL STORY: LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — Lafayette Police are on the scene at Lafayette High School due to a bomb threat at the school.
LPD spokesperson Robin Green has confirmed police are at the school investigating the possible threat. Students have been evacuated from the building.
“On a personal note I do have a child that attends Lafayette High School and my child has been evacuated as well,” Green said. “As a parent I can honestly say that it’s a disruption in the educational process. It’s horrible. I wish people would take this seriously and stop doing this, it continues to stop kids from learning.”
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.