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Evangeline schools swept for bombs, nothing found, open Wednesday

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UPDATE: All Evangeline Parish Schools will be open Wednesday, February 21, 2018. 

The School Board says that all schools were thoroughly checked by first responders & school officials and confirmed to be safe and secure for students and staff members. 

Transportation will be provided by First Student bus company.


Evangeline Parish law enforcement spent the morning sweeping every school for bombs after several social media threats were made yesterday.

"We swept all of the schools," said Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue. "We got all that cleared."

Lartigue said his officers, the sheriff's office and officers with each municipality in the parish worked on the sweeps. 

The investigation into who made the threats is ongoing, Lartigue said. 

"We're just waiting on some results right now," he said.

Threatening to bomb a school - even if you don't intend to do it, and don't even know how to build a bomb - is still against the law. It's a charge of terrorizing, he said. 

All schools in the parish were closed because of the threats. 

Here's a post from Superintendent Darwan Lazard: 

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