LIVINGSTON, La. (BRPROUD) — Students will return to the classroom in Livingston Parish Tuesday after Monday closures due to a bomb threat emailed to schools.
Livingston Parish Public Schools’ superintendent said “no viable threat” was found after law enforcement checked campuses. The school system is working with the Louisiana State Police Fusion Center to investigate after emails were sent to staff about a bomb threat.
The school district released the following statement Monday morning.
This morning at 5:14 AM multiple employees and schools received a threatening email, alleging bombs placed in schools. This email has been reported to the State Fusion Agency and apparently went out across our state. We are working with the state and local law enforcement regarding the threat. While we do not believe the threat is credible, LPPS refuses to place our staff and students in potentially unknown situation. As a result, LPPS is canceling all classes and activities for Monday Aug. 28, 2023 including after school activities. We anticipate returning to school on Tuesday Aug. 29 and we will keep all persons informed moving forward.LPPS
Schools across the state of Louisiana reportedly got bomb threats, including Ascension and Assumption parishes in the Greater Baton Rouge area.