In St. Martinville, authorities responded to a bomb threat at Cecilia Jr. High School after a written note was discovered in a restroom around 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8.

St. Martin Parish Deputies and School Board Officials took all neccessary percautions while evacuating students and staff. The St. Martin Parish Fire District Coordinator along with members of Cecilia and surrounding fire departments all responded to the scene to assist in the threat.

With the assistance of a robot, St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office S.E.R.T Members, and the ULL Police Explosives Canine, a thorough search was conducted.

Buses were dispatched to pick the students up from school at 12 noon. Around 12:56 p.m., the bomb search was completed and the school was considered safe. Staff was allowed to return on campus.