UPDATE: Louisiana high school makes statement on lockdown


LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)- 6 p.m.: The Lafayette Parish School System has released details on Thursday’s on-campus investigation.

Lafayette High was placed on lockdown around 8:55 am this morning after receiving an anonymous phone call making a threat to LHS. The LHS crisis plan went into effect. The Lafayette Police Department along with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s office were notified immediately.

Law enforcement officers were dispatched to the school and took over the investigation. Students were safely monitored in their classrooms during this entire time.

After the campus was secured, students were escorted to the restroom when needed.

Due to the location of the cafeteria, we were unable to safely move students across campus through open areas to provide lunch. School and all activities will resume as normal tomorrow. We want to thank everyone for their cooperation and understanding during this event.

The campus remains closed and an investigation is ongoing, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

The Lafayette Parish School System has announced that all extra-curricular events scheduled for this afternoon, at Lafayette High School have been canceled. This includes all scheduled athletic and academic activities.

2 p.m. UPDATE: Students are reportedly being dismissed in phases at this time.

Students and staff are being kept inside classrooms as law enforcement continues an investigation this afternoon.

12: 45 p.m. UPDATE: The Lafayette Parish School System has released the following statement on a reported campus threat.

We want to give all parents an update of the situation at LHS.  At this time we are still in a lockdown.  Students are safe and in their classrooms.  However, we would like to address some rumors on Facebook and other media sites.  No arrests have been made.  There have been no weapons found on campus.  Thank you for understanding and we will notify you as soon as the lock down has been lifted. 

The school remains on lockdown at this time. The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office has taken over the investigation.

One individual was taken into custody for questioning, but has been released, LPSO spokesman Lt. John Mowell said.

Students will continue classes as the situation is assessed. Meanwhile, parents and all other visitors are asked to avoid the school, the sheriff’s office said.

We will provide updates as they become available.

ORIGINAL: Lafayette High School is under lockdown.

According to the LPSO, the threat came from a phone call.

KLFY’s Sylvia Masters is on the scene and says as of 10:45 a.m., all the entrances to the school are blocked. They are also not allowing parents inside the school.

Corporal Bridgette Dugas with the Lafayette Police Department, has confirmed that they are evaluating the situation.

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This page will be updated as we get more information.

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