Police: High school threats a 'prank'
SLIDELL - Police said a threat made through social media that targeted Salmen High School in Slidell was a prank and that a full-scale investigation is underway.
According to Slidell Police, students were not in danger at any time after the threats were made.
"I can assure you this alleged prank was not funny, and the person(s) responsible will be charged with a serious felony crime. We will not tolerate any pranks or threats that disturb the learning process at any of our schools." said Slidell Police Chief Randy Smith on Tuesday afternoon.
Authorities said they are confident that an arrest in connection with the social media threats will be made in the near future.
Police said they are cooperating with Twitter in uncovering more information about the individual who made the threats, but asked anyone with information about the incident to contact the Slidell PD at (985) 643-3131.