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Student arrested for making threat on social media

Sheriff urges parents to talk to their children about the seriousness of making a threat
Posted at 2:49 PM, Sep 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-23 15:49:39-04

LAKE CHARLES, La. - A Calcasieu Parish high school student has been arrested for a video he posted on social media.

On Monday, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office detectives were notified of a threat from a student at Barbe High School in Lake Charles.

During the initial investigation, detectives learned that a 16-year-old student had posted a video to his social media page. In the video, the teen made a comment about Barbe High School while waving an airsoft gun, according to Kim Myers, spokesperson for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office. After interviewing the boy he was arrested and booked into the Juvenile Detention Center on a charge of terrorizing.

Sheriff Tony Mancuso and the Calcasieu Parish Superintendent of Schools are in constant communication and have a zero tolerance approach for any type of threat regarding any school in Calcasieu Parish. Every threat will be investigated and arrests will be made when warranted. "If you have not done so already, please talk to your children and explain the seriousness of making threats," urges Sheriff Mancuso. "This is no joking matter and students need to know they will be arrested if they make threats toward a school."

CPSO Detective Greg Jordan is the lead investigator on the case.