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LSU student arrested after making threatening statement

5 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Saturday, February 18 2017 Feb 18, 2017 February 18, 2017 11:58 AM February 18, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROGUE - An LSU student was arrested after she allegedly made a terroristic threat to a Residential Life employee in regard to other residents at West Laville Hall.

According to arrest records, on Feb. 15, LSUPD responded to a complaint of an LSU student that made "terroristic threats."

An LSU staff member with the Residential Life Advocacy and Accountability Department contacted police regarding a conversation with 23-year-old Lauren Nickles.

Nickles met with the staff member and said she felt like she was being picked on by other residents of her dorm because they call the police when she smokes marijuana in her dorm room, according to arrest records.

Nickles stated she often smelled marijuana in the dorm but never called police.

The staff member told Nickles the issue could not be substantiated and no action could be taken by Residential Life.

Nickles then replied that she would "get a nine millimeter and just handle it."

The staff member said that based on his training and experience with students who make threats of violence, he observed that Nickles had a target and a motive.

When asked further about the threat, Nickles deflected the staff members questions.

Authorities made contact with Nickles by telephone at around 6 p.m. that day. An officer informed her that he needed to speak with her in person and that he may have charges pending against her.

Nickles said that she wished to speak with her attorney before meeting, and that she would come to LSUPD headquarters at 7:30 p.m.

Nickles did not arrive at 7:30 p.m., according to arrest records. The officer then attempted to call Nickles at 8:30 p.m. She did not answer the call.

An arrest warrant was then issued for Nickles. She was charged and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count of terrorizing.

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