The American Press reported that a 15-year-old Barbe High School student was arrested Thursday evening on January 12. The male student was reported for allegedly threatening the school during class. Kayla Vincent, a spokesperson for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office (CPSO), said the teen was questioned about the incident. He was then charged with terrorizing and went into the Calcasieu Parish Juvenile Detention Center.

The Calcasieu Parish School Board confirmed it was notified and as well as the parents, that the student was arrested for the threatening behavior. CPSO Deputy Roger Pete is the lead investigator on the case. Holly Holland with the CPSO told the press,

“This situation is being taken very seriously and fully investigated by both the Calcasieu Parish School Board and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office,” Holland added.  “The safety of faculty, staff, and students will always be our priority. We want to assure parents and guardians that our campuses are safe places for students, and that will always be our primary focus.”

Thursday evening, CPSO responded to a call that a Barbe student had supposedly made threats of a school shooting in class. The student was arrested after he was interviewed regarding the threatening accusations and remains in custody. The investigation is ongoing. For more info, stay updated with the American Press and local news outlets.

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