13-year-old arrested for calling in"prank" bomb threat at school

ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA (WAFB) - The West Feliciana Parish Sheriff Austin Daniel says a 13-year-old 8th grader was on school grounds when he called in a prank bomb threat to West Feliciana Middle School Tuesday.

The Sheriff's Office received a call at 12:10 p.m. from an unknown person threatening to blow up the school.

School authorities evacuated the students of the middle school to the football stadium, as per school plan. The Sheriff's Office deputies set up a perimeter and kept all traffic from the area.

Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana State Police and LSU brought in bomb squad equipment and dogs. They did a search of the entire school and found nothing.

The 8th grader was taken into custody and during questioning, Sheriff Daniel says he confessed to calling in the threat from the school grounds and said it was a prank.

The 13-year-old is now charged with one count of terrorizing and has been sent to the St. James Juvenile Detention Center.

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