Two students arrested for writing bomb threat on middle school’s bathroom wall
POSTED: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 5:15pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 5:19pm
BROUSSARD, LA (NBC33) — Two kids are locked up after they wrote threatening messages on the bathroom wall of their school, forcing its evacuation.
It all started on Thursday, May 2 in the early morning after a student saw messages on the bathroom wall that indicated there might be a bomb on the grounds of Broussard Middle School. Officials were notified and police cleared out the campus so bomb sniffing dogs could search the grounds.
The school was determined safe and investigators turned their attention to identifying the responsible parties. They got writing samples from some possible suspects and an expert was able to determine the two kids responsible.
Officials say one of the suspects wrote the initial message about a bomb at the school and then another student added the word “pressure cooker.”
“Threats of this nature are handled with the utmost priority and crimes such as making a bomb threat will not be tolerated,” Chief Brandon Decou, Broussard Police Department, said. “I am committed to protecting the citizens of Broussard and that includes keeping our children and teachers safe at school. A crime this serious requires serious emergency response personnel from various different agencies as well as disrupts our classrooms, interrupting valuable educational instruction.”
Both students were arrested and charged with Communicating of False Information of a Planned Arson. They were booked into the Lafayette Parish Juvenile Detention Center.