Students arrested for Instagram school threats
BATON ROUGE - Members of the School Drug Task Force arrested two students in East Baton Rouge Parish after they said the pair posted threats against their school on the social media network Instagram.
An East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office spokesperson said the Westdale Middle School students made threats about a shooting at local schools Wednesday night. On Thursday, members of the task force arrested the two for terrorizing charges and said no weapons were found.
Investigators said a 15-year-old who was arrested said the threat was supposed to be a joke. The 14-year-old student who was arrested gave no reason for posting the threat, according to the sheriff's office.
The task force is made up of officers and deputies from the parish sheriff's office and Baton Rouge Police.
Students with information about this incident or similar ones should contact a school administrator, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office at (225) 389-5000. Students can also anonymously text "CS225" plus their tips to CRIMES (274637).