SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – After clearing the campus at Donnie Bickham Middle School Caddo sheriff’s investigators found no credible threat but a teen was arrested.
A news release from CPSO said a 14-year-old was arrested in connection with the threat that caused the school to go under lockdown and arriving parents were told to return home with their kids.
The CPSO investigators learned a male student called in the bomb threat “because he no longer wanted to attend school.”
Deputies arrested the teen for terrorizing and he was booked into the Caddo Parish Juvenile Detention Center on Monday afternoon.
The CPSO said a faculty member at Donnie Bickham Middle School answered a call for a bomb threat on campus at approximately 7:25 a.m.
Law enforcement sent out a notice to parents and guardians that the school was on lockdown and law enforcement was on campus around 8:22 a.m. Authorities directed parents to turn around while they worked the scene.
They did not find any threats on the campus.
Around 9:20 a.m., law enforcement began allowing parents and guardians to pick up their children.
At approximately 11:42 a.m., Caddo Parish School’s Donnie Bickham Middle School released the below statement to Patriots parents:
“Patriots Parents: Thank you for your patience and understanding today. Student and staff safety is our priority, and we went into action immediately. The school was on lockdown while multiple agencies checked and cleared the campus. The lockdown was cleared after the threat was determined to not be credible. Students and staff have returned to regular schedule.”
The case is still under investigation.
This is a developing story. More information will be provided as it becomes available.