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Dutchtown High school officials and the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office investigated a threatening message Tuesday morning, with the juvenile who made the threat removed from campus, the high school's principal, Carli Francois, said in a message to parents.

"Please know, at no time did we feel the safety of our students and staff was compromised, but we take all threats very seriously," Francois said.

Allison Hudson, public information officer for the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, said the juvenile was arrested, brought to the Sheriff's substation on Airline Highway for booking, then released back to his parents. 

School Superintendent David Alexander said, in a general message to parents on Monday, "Please join us in encouraging your children to be very cautious with regard to how they express their anger or displeasure with a situation that involves others or our schools."

"We are taking very seriously each and every reported situation that could be considered a potential threat," Alexander said.