ST. LANDRY PARISH, La. (KLFY) — The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Department had not investigated a threat to the school in more than a year. However this week alone, they investigated two facts in parochial schools.
Now Sheriff Bobby Guidroz says it’s a concerning and problematic trend.
On Friday, Beau Chene High School was placed on lockdown for two hours following a report of a gun on a school bus.
“We want the school board to know that we are there for them,” adds Guidroz.
He says all of the students on that bus were interrogated and interrogated by deputies and juvenile detectives. No weapon was found and the lockdown was immediately lifted.
Sheriff Guidroz says, “The crimes that are happening today with minors are very serious.
The situation at Beau Chene High follows another threat made against another school in the area earlier this week, Northwest High School.
“We are still trying to find out who left this message,” adds Guidroz.
This message said “I will kill everyone in the Northwest.” It was dated 11/19/21 and left on the boy’s bathroom wall.
In response to the message, increased security was at hand.
Guidroz said, “As law enforcement, we take all threats seriously.”
The deputies checked all the students before they walked through the door. The principal and staff checked on the students after they entered the classroom. The deputies remained on site to monitor the classrooms and hallways.
“According to the deputies after the search, no weapon was found,” Guidroz said.
He confirmed that these incidents are unrelated and that there is no relationship.
“We will respond and do what we have to do and know what to do,” Guidroz added.
Sheriff Guidroz reminds students that any threat made to a school is a criminal offence.
“Someone has to witness it or we need evidence to be able to prove it,” Guidroz says.