POSTED: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 4:52pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 5:14pm
JACKSON, LA — A 17-year-old has been placed under arrest after allegedly making verbal bomb threats at a local high school that caused the evacuation of the school.
This morning shortly after 8:00 a.m., officials responded to a call from East Feliciana High School regarding an alleged bomb threat and possible weapon on the campus.
Due to the nature of the alleged threat, the campus was immediately evacuated. A subsequent search by Investigators yielded negative results. The school was declared secure shortly after 9:30 am.
As the investigation into the alleged threats continued, Investigators learned that an E. Feliciana High School student overheard another student making verbal threats. Upon hearing this, the student sent her mother a text message explaining what she heard. The mother then called the high school to report what she learned from her daughter. Upon learning of the threats, school officials evacuated the campus.
Investigators learned that two separate students at the high school had in fact been overheard by several individuals making verbal threats. However, after conducting interviews with the two alleged students and contacting their parents, it was learned that the students were merely speaking in a threatening manner, and were not planning any malicious activities against the school or any other students.
Due to the nature of the verbal threats, Investigators placed Sean P. Mahan, 17, of Jackson under arrest for Terrorizing. He was booked into the East Feliciana Parish Jail. Investigators also interviewed and subsequently released one juvenile student to a parental authority figure.