Detectives learn social media threat to Dutchtown High made by former student

Detectives learn social media threat to Dutchtown High made by former student

ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Detectives with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office investigating a social media post that made threats mentioning a Dutchtown school have learned it was done by a former student, officials said.

The Ascension Parish School Board reported APSO deputies have discovered the threat was directed at Dutchtown High and was made by a former Dutchtown High student who now lives in another state.

Superintendent David Alexander said the sheriff's office is working with investigators in another state to detain the suspect. He added detectives do NOT "have reason to believe there is imminent danger to Dutchtown High or any other school."

Below is a copy of the email sent to parents early Monday morning:

Dear Parents and Guardians of Dutchtown Area Schools,

An e-mail was sent out to parents Sunday, informing them that at this time there is no reason to believe that school safety is compromised.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a social media post that mentioned a threat to the Dutchtown area.  At this time, there is no reason to believe there is a particular threat to a school.

Classes will continue as scheduled.

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