Sheriff’s Office: 16-year-old arrested after waving airsoft gun, making comment about Barbe in social media video

Sheriff’s Office: 16-year-old arrested after waving airsoft gun, making comment about Barbe in social media video
CPSB investigates potentially threatening social media post at Barbe High School (Source: CPSB)

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - A 16-year-old boy made a comment about Barbe High School while waving an airsoft gun in a video he posted to his social media Sunday night, authorities said.

Calcasieu Sheriff’s Office detectives were notified of a possible threat against Barbe on Monday morning, according to spokeswoman Kim Myers.

The boy was interviewed by detectives, then arrested and booked into the Juvenile Detention Center on one count of terrorizing.

The Sheriff’s Office and the Calcasieu School Board have a zero-tolerance approach for any types of threats against schools.

“If you have not done so already, please talk to your children and explain the seriousness of making threats,” Sheriff Tony Mancuso said in a statement. “This is no joking matter and students need to know they will be arrested if they make threats toward a school.”

The school board issued a similar statement:

“Parents, please talk to your students about the seriousness of this matter. This incident, and others like it in recent days, will likely lead to school expulsion and potentially a legal charge for terrorizing. Actions such as this will not be tolerated in our district.”

This information is for the parents and guardians of students at Barbe High School. We are aware of a social media post...

Posted by Calcasieu Parish School Board on Monday, September 23, 2019

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