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CPSB: Social media threats made to Moss Bluff Middle investigated, 13-year-old arrested

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The Calcasieu Parish School Board announced today that they are aware of recent social media threats made to Moss Bluff Middle School.

An investigation was conducted with the help of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office who said they received calls from several concerned parents about threats made by a student. During the investigation, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's deputies located and arrested a 13-year-old student who was allegedly responsible for the threats. Deputies say the student mentioned several times in posts that he was going to shoot up the school.

Deputies say they received consent to search the home and the boy's cell phone where Forensic Detectives discovered evidence that the threats had originated from the phone. Detectives say they spoke with the boy who confirmed to them that he had sent the messages. 

The teen was arrested and booked into the Juvenile Detention Center. He has been charged with two counts of terrorizing.

School Board officials assure parents that there is no present threat or danger to the school, students, faculty or staff. 

Both CPSB and CPSO are reminding everyone that any person, including students, who issues threating comments, writings, or actions towards any Calcasieu Parish school will be met with immediate action from law enforcement. The school board says it will use the maximum disciplinary action allowed under their policy for any students found to be issuing threats.

A zero tolerance policy has been enacted to ensure the primary focus of the board that Calcasieu schools remain a safe place for students, faculty, and staff.

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