10-year-old leaves threatening voicemail for Baton Rouge school

10-year-old leaves threatening voicemail for Baton Rouge school
St. Joseph's Academy.

POSTED: Monday, January 28, 2013 - 1:00pm

UPDATED: Monday, January 28, 2013 - 5:02pm

A 10-year-old child allegedly left a threatening voicemail message at St. Joseph’s Academy over the weekend.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reports that the juvenile has no connection to the school and the motive for the threat is unclear.

We’re told the child from Iberville Parish was charged with Terrorizing and was released into the custody of his parents.

St. Joseph's Academy released the following statement to parents today:

"We are grateful to Chief of Police Dewayne White, the Police Department, District Attorney Hillar Moore and their federal partners for their concerted efforts to quickly find and arrest the perpetrator. We thank the Office of the Mayor President for providing a significant law enforcement presence on our campus which allowed us to hold school today.

"We thank our parents for their support and cooperation. Please be assured that throughout the weekend and into today, we followed the advice of law enforcement officials and communicated as much as we could given the fact that the situation was an ongoing police investigation. The safety of our students, faculty and staff was always our top priority."

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

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