POSTED: Friday, September 14, 2012 - 2:30pm
UPDATED: Friday, September 14, 2012 - 2:34pm
Lafayette, La — Students were evacuated at L.J. Alleman after a bomb threat was found.
At 9:15 this morning, a written bomb threat was found on the walls of a bathroom at L.J. Alleman. It alleged that a bomb was due to go off at the school at 9:30 am. No bomb or any other event transpired.
As soon as the written threat was found, all students, teachers and staff were immediately evacuated to a safe distance.
Lafayette Hazmat and the police are on the scene inspecting every room and area of the school to be sure no other danger is present. School and city officials are taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of all involved. Neighboring church, Grace Presbyterian, has opened its door and made its facilities available to Alleman students and teachers in need of shade/restrooms/air-conditioning, etc.
When the relevant authorities have given the all-clear, students and teachers will return to their classes. Assistance and counseling are available to students if needed.
At this time, LPSS wants to make clear to parents that their children are safe and not in any danger; authorities expect that students will be able to return to classes very soon. As of now, no schedules will change as a result of this incident.
Any further information will be communicated via the media and/or PACE calls if needed. As always, the safety of Lafayette parish students and teachers is the top priority.