GEISMAR, La. (WAFB) - The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office confirms two students were arrested Thursday, Oct. 10 after allegedly making a fake threat about an active shooter at the school.
The two students, ages 15 and 16, have been charged with terrorizing. They have been booked into the St. Bernard Detention Center.
The school was briefly placed on lockdown as deputies investigated what appeared to be a fight on campus as well as a separate threat about a possible active shooter. The lockdown was lifted around 1 p.m.
The sheriff’s office says no weapons were found and the threat was later determined to not be credible.
The sheriff’s office sent a statement about the incident:
The following statement was issued by Dutchtown High School to parents:
"Dear Griffin Families,
The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office received a potential threat call. Out of an abundance of caution, we went into lockdown. Law enforcement is on campus, and we are all safe.
Please understand, as with any lockdown situation, no one is allowed on or off-campus. We look forward to returning back to a normal school day shortly.