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LPSS, authorities investigate alleged threat made to L.J. Alleman

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Posted at 9:25 AM, Dec 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-14 12:59:37-05

Rumors and a social post regrading an alleged threat to L.J. Alleman are being investigated by LPSS and law enforcement.

That investigation began on Monday, December 13, after school administration became aware of the possible threat.

According to LPSS, the individuals involved in creating the threat have been identified.

LPSS says the L.J. Alleman campus is secured and safe.

School instruction continued as normal on Tuesday, December 14.

The following statement was released by LPSS:

"This morning, L.J. Alleman Fine Arts Magnet Academy families were notified that administrators were aware of rumors that were circulating and quickly escalating via social media channels. Our goal was to assure families that the school campus was safe and secure. After a thorough investigation that began yesterday, LPSS has determined that no actual threat was made. During any investigation, we always request additional law enforcement to be on campus as a precautionary measure.

Unrelated to rumors that are circulating, L.J. Alleman did have an additional police presence during dismissal yesterday due to a student disciplinary matter. This was an internal matter that did not impact the students on campus. 

LPSS works diligently to communicate factual information in a timely manner, always keeping in mind the safety of our students and staff as our top priority. We ask our families to combat rumors by not spreading information that does not come from official sources such as the principal of the school, LPSS websites, or the LPSS notification system. Rumors are disruptive and cause unnecessary stress and anxiety for our families. They detract from allowing students to focus on their academics.    

Thank you for your concern and understanding in this matter."

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