LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - The Calcasieu Parish School Board is reporting two more incidents of “potentially threatening behavior” toward schools.
Both involve schools in Moss Bluff: Sam Houston High School and Moss Bluff Middle School, according to information on the School Board’s Facebook page.
A 13-year-old student at Moss Bluff Middle School has been arrested after it was reported that her biography on her social media page read “I’ll be the next school shooter,” according to Kim Myers, spokeswoman for the Calcasieu Parish School Board. An emoji of a handgun was also in the biography on the girl’s page.
Detectives were notified about the possible threat around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Myers said. The girl told detectives she had updated her biography about a month ago.
The girl has been booked into the Juvenile Detention Center on a count of terrorizing.
The potential threat against Sam Houston was verbal, according to School Board spokeswoman Holly Holland. No further details have been released in that case.
“We consider ‘potentially threatening behavior’ to be remarks and/or gestures made by anyone, including a student, that alludes to harm being caused at a school,” Holland said. “We classify it as ‘potentially,’ because we handle all of these situations with the same immediate action regardless of the individual’s intentions.”
This is both school’s second threat in a week.
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kim Myers confirms the Sheriff’s Office is investigating.
“It is so important for parents and guardians to have a conversation with their students informing them that threats against a school in any capacity will likely lead to school expulsion and potentially a legal charge for terrorizing,” Superintendent Karl Bruchhaus said in a statement.