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UPDATE – Lafayette Parish Schools Get “All Clear” After Threats Cleared

Lafayette Police Department Cruiser Lights, KPEL photo
Lafayette Police Department Cruiser Lights, KPEL photo

Update: The all clear has been given at all Lafayette area schools.

According to our news partners at KATC, police have cleared threats at Carencro High School, Acadian Middle, Paul Breaux Middle School and W.D. Smith Career Smith Career Center received anonymous threats that some type of violent act would happen on campus today. No weapons were found.

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Update: School system officials say the all clear has been given at Carencro High School, which received an anonymous threat that some type of violent act would happen on campus today. This is according to our news partners at KATC.

Meanwhile, Acadian Middle, Paul Breaux Middle School and W.D. Smith Career Smith Career Center are still on lockdown after they received anonymous threats as well. There are multiple police forces who have responded to the schools to investigate.

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School system officials said Wednesday morning that multiple schools have been placed on lockdown after they received threats that a shooting would occur on campus today.

“A lady called the school and said that she had received information that there was going to be a shooting at Carencro High today,” school system superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper said.

Cooper said additional law enforcement has been called in, and the school’s crisis plan has been implemented. Instruction is continuing at the school, Cooper said, but under a tightly controlled environment.

Cooper said all threats to any school are taken seriously.

Carencro Assistant Police Chief Dondi Hardin said officers are searching the campus, including classrooms, lockers, and school bags.

A teacher on the campus said she has been in her classroom for more than an hour, and there was a significant police presence.

Other school system officials said the situation is being investigated.

The Advertiser reported Acadian Middle School was also on high alert, though it was not clear whether that had anything to do with the lockdown at Carencro High.

School system spokesperson Angela Morrison said the W.D. Smith Career Center was also placed on lockdown. Paul Breaux Middle School was also placed on lockdown due to its close proximity to W.D. Smith, she said.

The threats are evidently a reference to the movie “The Purge,” school system officials said.

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