WATSON, LA (WAFB) - On January 16, 2014, a Livingston Parish School Resource Officer assigned to Live Oak High School learned that several students were involved in what appeared to be a plot to damage Live Oak High School as well as harm LOHS students.
Live Oak High School is in Watson, La.
Sheriff Jason Ard says, 'once confronted with some of the evidence collected during an investigation, all involved claimed it was all part of a joke. Due to the severity of this incident, I feel that what was meant as a joke impacts the well-being of the school's students and staff. The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office took these threats seriously and acted accordingly.'
A thorough investigation is still being conducted by the Juvenile Division of the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office. That investigation has resulted in six Live Oak High School students being arrested.
Matthew Arnold, 17, and Aaron Crowe, 18, both of Denham Springs were arrested and charged with one count of terrorizing. They have both bonded out of the Livingston Parish Detention Center on a $25,000 bond.
Hannah Girior, 17, of Denham Springs was charged with one count of terrorizing and is being held in the Livingston Parish Detention Center on a $25,000 bond.
Three juvenile students – ages 15, 15 and 16 – were also involved. Each juvenile has been charged with one count of terrorizing. The juveniles were arrested and transported to the Florida Parishes Detention Center.
This investigation is ongoing.