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Eunice High cleared following threat on Tuesday; extra security on hand Wednesday

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Posted at 3:26 PM, Jan 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 16:26:57-05

Extra security was on hand at Eunice High School after the school received a threat Tuesday night.

The school was swept after a threat was made on social media. Officers guarded the school throughout the night and when classes started this morning St. Landry Sheriff's Office, Eunice City Marshal, and the Eunice Fire department were on hand assisting the police department. The extra security was in place for the entire school day.

Superintendent Patrick Jenkins says all students were searched when they arrived on campus. He went on to say that the student and faculty parking lots were also searched on Wednesday morning.

Police Chief Randy Fontenot says there were no issues at school today and thanked the other departments for assisting.