Student arrested in threat that shut down Hammond-area high school this week
HAMMOND - School officials say an arrest has been made after Hammond High Magnet School was closed for two days due to a threat made at the school.
Tuesday evening, the Tangipahoa Parish School System announced that one person was arrested and classes would resume at the school Wednesday. The sheriff's office says the suspect is a 16-year-old male student.
Classes were first canceled Monday after the school system was alerted to a possible threat made against the school. Classes were again canceled on Tuesday as authorities investigated the threat.
Officials say the school was searched twice and nothing was found that could be a threat to students or employees.
The sheriff's office says the teen is being charged with communicating false information of a planned bombing and will be transported to juvenile facility.
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