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Threats force Evangeline superintendent to close schools

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VILLE PLATTE -

All Evangeline Parish public schools will be closed Tuesday, February 20, 2018, because of multiple threats against schools posted online.

Superintendent Darwin Lazard said in a statement that six threats were received or reported and that only one of those cases has been solved.  School board members tell KATC that crews will search all parish schools to determine if the threats are true.

"The safety of our students, staff, and communities is of utmost importance to school board members, my staff, and me," Lazard said.

Principals, assistant principals, custodians, and central office personnel are expected to report to work.  Lazard says further instruction will be provided to school system employees.

Sacred Heart School in Ville Platte will also be closed Tuesday because of the online threats on social media. They are so far the only private school in Evangeline Parish to close for Tuesday. 

More on the threats made against Evangeline Parish Schools below:

Pine Prairie High working on procedures after shooting threats

Police: Teen arrested for making shooting threats to Ville Platte High School

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