Bomb Scare Used to Divert Police Response - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Bomb Scare Used to Divert Police Response

The following is a Press Release from the Lafayette Police Department:

On September 21, 2011, at approximately 11:56 am, Lafayette Police and the Lafayette Fire Department responded to Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School, located at 2315 Johnston Street, regarding a bomb threat.

The suspect had phoned the school and communicated that a bomb was located on the premises. 

School and emergency personnel took all of the necessary precautions to assure the safety of the children. 

The call was traced back to a pay phone located in the 600 block of West University Avenue. 

Patrol officers with the Lafayette Police Department were immediately dispatched to the area of the phone and located two suspects based on video surveillance in the area.

As a result of the ongoing investigation, it was learned that the suspects had planned to commit a robbery at an area financial institution and allegedly called the school as a diversion to keep the police out of the area. 

Lafayette Police have arrested Michael Gott, 57, and Tony Younger Jr.,20, both of New Iberia.

Gott and Younger were charged with Conspiracy to Commit Robbery and Communication of False Information of Planned Bombing on School Property.   

The investigation remains ongoing.

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