Lafayette schools cleared, lockdown lifted
POSTED: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 10:38am
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:04pm
LAFAYETTE, LA (NBC33) — UPDATE: Lafayette area authorities say the schools have been checked out, and are delcared safe. The lockdown has been lifted.
ORIGINAL STORY: Three Lafayette Parish high schools are now on lockdown, according to a school system official.
"Due to anonymous phone threats of possible 'purging' or random shootings at Carencro High School and Mary and WD Smith Career Center both campuses have been placed on lockdown," said Angela Morrison of the Lafayette Parish School System.
Morrison says Paul Breaux is also on lockdown since it is close to Mary and WD Smith.
School officials are working closely with local authorities to secure the campuses and ensure student safety.
The school system says parents will be notified of any updates.