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Police respond to multiple terrorizing threats at Rayne schools

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Posted at 5:39 PM, Apr 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-20 19:37:20-04

Rayne Police Department has responded to multiple terrorizing incidents at local schools in the last week.

On Monday, April 12, 2021, Armstrong Middle School received multiple emails threatening a bombing and mass shooting event. An investigation identified a 14-year-old girl Armstrong student as the sender of the emails. The student was charged with five counts of terrorizing, according to police.

On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 10:55 AM, Rayne High School received a bomb threat by telephone. The school was cleared of students. The campus was searched using multiple dogs trained to find explosive devices. No devices were found and the school was released back to staff at 1:30 PM. This matter is under investigation and an arrest is probable.

KATC reached out to Acadia Parish Superintendent Scott Richard, who responded with the following statement:

"The Acadia Parish School System works each and every day to maintain a safe learning environment. We are very appreciative of the swift response by our law enforcement partners at the Rayne Police Department; and, we will continue to actively assist the Rayne PD and all of our law enforcement partners in the parish to address these type issues that disrupt the learning environment."

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