A 13-year-old boy who is accused of threatening L.J. Alleman School in Lafayette this week in an attempt to “cause panic and disrupt school proceedings” was booked Friday on a count of terrorism, Lafayette Police said.
Police on Wednesday learned of a social media post with a picture of the school accompanied by a note that read “Don’t go here friday,” and the next day traced the IP address to the boy, according to police. The boy admitted creating the post to sow panic, according to police.
Police spokesman Karl Ratcliff said the boy was being booked on a single count of terrorizing.
"We are working working with the family and mental health professionals to get help for the child as of now," Ratcliff said in an email.
Information was not immediately available on Friday as to whether the boy was in the custody of authorities or released to his parents.
Police said they will investigate all perceived threats to schools.