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APSO investigating social media threat made to Dutchtown area

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UPDATE: According to a release, the threat posted on social media was made by a former Dutchtown High School student. 

The name of the student was not immediately given, however the sheriff's office says the former student currently lives in Texas. The student and his/her parents have been contacted.

The incident is still under investigation.


ASCENSION PARISH- Officials are investigating a social media post that made a threat to the Dutchtown area.

Parents in the surrounding areas received a call around 5:30 p.m. informing them of the threat.

David Alexander, the Superintendent of the Ascension Parish School Board, released the following statement:

"The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a social media post that mentioned a threat to the Dutchtown area. At this time, there is no reason to believe there is a particular threat to a school.

Law enforcement will continue to have an increased presence at all of our schools, including the Dutchtown area, this week.

It is out of an abundance of caution and transparency that we are sharing this with you, and at this time we have no reason to believe that school safety is compromised.

We look forward to having a great day Monday at all of our schools."


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