Bomb threat prompts officials to close Plaquemine High for the day

Bomb threat prompts officials to close Plaquemine High for the day

PLAQUEMINE, LA (WAFB) - Officials canceled school at Plaquemine High on Tuesday after a bomb threat.

The Iberville Parish School Board reported the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office asked the school to evacuate to a nearby civic center out of an abundance of caution.

Investigators said the call was made around 8 a.m.

School officials said they decided to dismiss classes at Plaquemine High for the rest of the day. Superintendent P. Edward Cancienne, Jr. released the following statement:

All threats are taken seriously and all efforts are made to ensure the safety and security of students. The instructional time missed today will be made up.

Officials added any missed days will have to be made up by adding days during the summer.

The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident. Sheriff Brett Stassi said this is the second recent bomb threat at Plaquemine High and he's serious about finding out who made the call.

Calling in a fake bomb threat is considered terrorizing, which is a felony. Stassi said he's offering a $1,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for making the call.

He added tipsters can call his cell phone personally. The reward offered by IPSO is separate and independent of any reward the Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers would offer.

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