GEISMAR, La. (BRPROUD) – A 12-year-old student was arrested after a threat was called into Dutchtown Middle School around 10 a.m. Wednesday from within the school, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.
The threat implied that there was an active shooter situation at the school. A deputy with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office was already stationed at the school and immediately went to investigate.
During the investigation, both Dutchtown Middle School and Dutchtown High School were put on lockdown. The lockdown has since been lifted and Ascension Parish Schools confirm that “everyone is safe, and the threat has been determined to be false.”
The investigation into what APSO refers to as a “false call” remains ongoing and more information will be provided as it becomes available.
APSO said the student was arrested on a charge of terrorizing. The investigation is ongoing.
Ascension Parish Schools said it resumed normal operations at the two schools.
Dutchtown Middle School is located at 13078 LA-73.