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'Threats not taken lightly' Iota Police release statement on school threat investigation

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Posted at 10:51 AM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 11:51:14-05

Following two days of threats for schools in Iota, the police department is thanking the community for their assistance and say the investigation is under control.

So far, there is no update on the investigation and police say they will update once the person(s) responsible are arrested. "The Officers in this town do not take offenses against our children lightly, and will ensure that this taste will not linger in our mouths for long."

They go on to say that children and faculty of their schools are "perfectly safe.'

Iota Elementary, Middle, and High School were closed on Thursday following reports of another threat on social media Wednesday. The Superintendent of Acadia Parish Schools Scott Richard says that the school system will keep the community posted with any further developments. They hope to be back in session Friday.

All other schools in Acadia Parish remain open.

Read the full statement below:

The Iota Police Department would like to thank the many concerned citizens that reached out to us regarding the recent series of threats. Chief Daigle and his Officers are positive that the teenagers, faculty, and children of our schools are perfectly safe. The investigation is under control, and we will update the community when the party responsible is brought to justice. These attempts to strike fear into the good citizens of our town were made in desperation and anger, but without teeth. Having a determined Police Department make plans for your future is a terrifying prospect, and one that this unfortunate soul should have considered before this careless series of bad decisions. The Officers in this town do not take offenses against our children lightly, and will ensure that this taste will not linger in our mouths for long.