UPDATE, 10/25/23, 12:25 P.M.: According to the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office, a 15-year-old male student at St. Martinville High was arrested and charged with terrorizing. He was booked and released into the custody of his parents.
ORIGINAL, 10/17/23, 12:25 P.M.: ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (KLFY) — For the second consecutive day, students in St. Martin Parish are subject to a bomb threat.
St. Martinville High School students and facility were evacuated from the school Tuesday after a bomb threat note was found in a school bathroom wall. Students and facility were escorted across the street as a search team and bomb-sniffing dogs surveyed the school.
News 10 spoke with a former student of the high school, Brock Berard, who lives near the school.
“This is a complete shame. This is a waste of these kids’ time for the second day in a row. Really upsets me being a part of this community. They don’t know Sheriff Becket Breaux but I do. They better stop playing around because he doesn’t,” said. Berard.
Officials said a similar threat was received yesterday but it was unknown if they were related; Superintendent Frederick Wiltz said the proper safety percussions were taken.
“We don’t try to dismiss anything but of course we knew it was the second day in a row. Same type of pattern, so we knew that there was a strong possibility that it was a hoax, but we just want to be safe,” said Wiltz.
Wiltz ask parents to be mindful of the threats being made considering the resources being used.
“We want parents to be mindful. Talk to your kids in reference to making threats because it does cause a disturbance at the school and we just want education to continue.” said Wiltz.