ASCENSION PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) – School officials say Prairieville Middle School was temporarily placed on lockdown the morning of Thursday, Jan. 19 due to an incident that the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office was called upon to investigate. 

According to Ascension Public Schools, the incident unfolded near Dutchtown Primary, Middle, and High but quickly moved toward Airline Highway. Deputies instructed school officials to place Prairieville Middle on lockdown as they searched for the suspects. 

Once the suspects were apprehended, the lockdown was lifted. 

Ascension school officials say Dutchtown area schools were not advised to go into lockdown as the suspects quickly moved away from the vicinity.

BRProud has reached out to both Ascension Public Schools and the Ascension Sheriff’s Office for additional information and is currently awaiting a response.