A 15-year-old Plaquemine High student accused of calling in bomb threats to his school has been arrested and booked on two counts of terrorizing, the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office reported Wednesday.
The Sheriff’s Office reports that the teen placed a 911 call on Tuesday claiming a bomb had been planted at Plaquemine High. Schools Superintendent Ed Cancienne canceled classes that day to ensure the safety of students.
The teen did a similar thing on Dec. 14 as well, according to news release issued by the Sheriff’s Office. On that occasion, classes were only dismissed for a few hours while sheriff’s deputies combed the campus and found no bomb.
The Sheriff’s Office was aided in their campus search Tuesday by FBI agents.
The 15-year-old was booked into the Assumption Parish Juvenile Center Wednesday.
Sheriff Brett Stassi praised the efforts of his Criminal Investigation Division for the efforts in making the arrest.
“It was especially the detectives in my IT department that made this arrest possible,” Stassi said.
Plaquemine High’s students lost a day of their summer vacation following Tuesday’s dismissal of classes.