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UPDATE: Teens arrested in separate school threat cases

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Posted at 1:10 PM, Jan 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-18 16:15:45-05

Police have arrested a 14-year-old girl in connection with bomb threats made against Franklin Junior High and Franklin Senior High schools on Tuesday. And in Calcasieu Parish, sheriff's deputies arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with a shooting threat against Sulphur High School.

In the bomb threat case, Franklin Police were notified of a threat against Franklin Junior High School at about 7:42 a.m. Tuesday. They also were told about a bomb threat circulating on social media against the school.

Then, police were told about possible threats against the high school. Detectives worked to locate and identify the caller, and the buildings were cleared.

In less than an hour, they had identified the juvenile who called in the threats, a spokesman says. The girl was arrested at 8:39 a.m. and booked with terrorizing and communicating false information of the bombing of a school.

In the shooting threat case, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s deputies were notified at about 9 p.m. Monday of a threat of a shooting at Sulphur High.

Deputies learned that an unknown person called a student and said a shooting would happen at school the next day. Then a 15-year-old boy called deputies, saying he made the call. He was arrested and booked into the Juvenile Detention Center and is charged with terrorizing.

CPSO Deputy Britt Poindexter is the arresting deputy on this case. CPSO Detective Larry Cormier is the lead investigator in the case.