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Arrest made after bomb threat called in at SLCC

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Posted at 11:23 AM, Apr 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-08 14:02:31-04

UPDATE: An arrest has been made in connection with the Thursday morning bomb threat called in at South Louisiana Community College in Lafayette.

Lafayette Police say that Brian Taylor was arrested on April 8 after the all clear was given at the campus.

Police say a call came in to 911 around 9:30 a.m. Students were moved from campus while the buildings were searched.

Christine Payton, Public Relations Director for SLCC says that the security director was made aware of the threat and then called LPD. Police swept campus buildings including Devalcourt, Ardoin and the Health and Science building.

Payton said that all students and educators will work remotely for the rest of the day.

The Lafayette Parish School System sent out this message to parents with kids that attend Early College Academy:

This is a message from Early College Academy: This morning SLCC administrators were made aware of a bomb threat for a building on the college campus. While the threat did not include the ECA building, all ECA students have been evacuated as a precautionary measure. All students are safe at this time as law enforcement agencies are onsite conducting their investigation. Per our crisis protocol, parents will not be allowed on campus until this threat is resolved. We will keep you updated as we learn more.