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Increased security at Tangipahoa Parish schools after threat focused on high school

3 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago Monday, February 19 2018 Feb 19, 2018 February 19, 2018 9:34 AM February 19, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ

PONCHATOULA – Heavy law enforcement was seen on the campus of the high school here Monday morning after a threat was made overnight.

The threat, circulated on social media, was the second to force a scare at an area school district as school returned for the week. Also Monday, Ascension Parish alerted students and parents to a threat made to a school there. In both cases – in Ascension and at Ponchatoula High in Tangipahoa Parish – authorities said that no credible safety issue existed.

But, “as a precaution a search of the school was conducted last night with nothing being found. Extra law enforcement from TPSO as well as our local police departments will be visible today and throughout the week as a precaution at all of our high schools,” the school district posted in a message online Monday.

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