Breaux Bridge student arrested for SnapChat shooting threat
ST MARTINVILLE – Deputies in St. Martin Parish accused a 17-year-old of threatening a school shooting on social media this week.
Investigators charged Jada Peron, 17, with terrorizing Wednesday morning after they said she comments on the social media service SnapChat in reference to a shooting threat that would happen Wednesday morning at Breaux Bridge High school.
Investigators said they were notified about the threat Tuesday night and immediately launched an investigation. Peron was arrested Wednesday morning at Breaux Bridge High School and was later booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center.
It's the is second time this week a south Louisiana student was charged with terrorizing for allegedly posting threats on social media. Authorities in Hammond arrested a 14-year-old Tuesday for posting a threatening image on social media that included cartoon figure holding an AK-47 warning students to not go to school.
Extra officers were sent out to Hammond's schools, which were also placed on lockdown and checked for safety before students were allowed inside.