Mother charged after her threats lock down school, police say

Mother charged after her threats lock down school, police say

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge Parish woman was arrested Thursday after police said her threats led a school to be locked down.

The Baton Rouge Police Department is charging Evelyn Mearidy, 57, with a count of terrorizing, according to the police report.

On Thursday at about 12 p.m.,  the principal of Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School contacted police to report Mearidy, who had allegedly threatened one of the school's teachers, police said.

The school's principal told authorities the dispute with Mearidy started when she called a school counselor about her daughter's grades.

Police reported Mearidy accused the teacher of "giving" her daughter an "F" grade. The mother allegedly said she had a loaded gun and would possibly use it to shoot people, according to the police report.

The school was placed under a lockdown because of the reported threats.

Police went to the woman's home and questioned her. According to the report, Mearidy said she did call the counselor, but denied making any threats.

Authorities found a conceal carry permit in her purse.

Mearidy was arrested and charged with terrorizing.

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