Hammond High Magnet School will reopen for classes Wednesday with increased security and a law enforcement presence after threats shuttered the campus for two days in a row, according to the Tangipahoa Parish School System.
Shortly after the school district said the campus would reopen, the Sheriff's Office disclosed it had arrested a 16-year-old male student and accused him of communicating false information of a planned bombing on school property. The Sheriff's Office released no further information about the arrest, and the school district did not explain the nature of the threats that forced them to shutter the school Monday and Tuesday.
The teenager was transported to a juvenile facility, the Sheriff's Office said.
The school was searched twice and nothing has been found that could threaten students or employees.
"In the event of additional threats, we know with confidence that our campus is safe and secure for both students and employees," the school system said in a Facebook post Tuesday afternoon that announced that classes would resume.
The school district and the Sheriff's Office also issued a joint statement saying, "It is unfortunate that we live in a time such as this, but please know that the safety of our students and employees are most important to us. We will always err on the side of safety when it comes to our families."