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Carencro High threat turns out to be Thursday post from New Mexico

Posted: 10:33 AM, Apr 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-09 11:33:50-04

The Carencro High School online threat being shared on social media has been determined to have originated in another state.

Lafayette Parish school administrators and Carencro law enforcement were alerted to the situation over-night and began investigating, according to Joe Craig Lafayette Parish School System Chief Administrative Officer. Around 2:00 am, it was determined the post originated in Clovis, New Mexico last week, stated Craig. Police arrested a 17-year-old Clovis High School student after authorities learned of a social media post apparently threatening a shooting at the school. 

Police say the New Mexico boy was arrested after authorities learned late Thursday night of a Snapchat post of a photo of a person holding a rifle with captions that referred to the school and saying "CHS going out with a bang."

The same photo was shared on social media locally over the weekend and some people believed the post was referring to Carencro High, according to police. 

Craig said there were extra police and district administrators on campus today at Carencro High. The school also sent a robocall and text out to parents alerting the situation had been investigated and it was out of New Mexico, Craig stated.

Police say the Clovis High School student was arrested on a warrant alleging a "delinquent act of aggravated assault on a school employee."