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Our office investigates many bomb threats throughout the year as early as last week.  These complaints caused our office to lock down the school until a search was made of the student and the school. The lock downs are necessary and not only has us deploy valuable resources but delay the students learning. The neighboring parish now has to open on Memorial Day to make up for the lost school day. Law enforcement does not take these threats lightly and will arrest and seek prosecution to the fullest extent of the law.

In Louisiana the law states that terrorizing is the intentional communication of information that the commission of a crime of violence is imminent or in progress or that a circumstance dangerous to human life exists or is about to exist, with the intent of causing members of the general public to be in sustained fear for their safety; or causing evacuation of a building, a public structure, or a facility of transportation; or causing other serious disruption to the general public.

It shall be an affirmative defense that the person communicating the information provided was not involved in the commission of a crime of violence or creation of a circumstance dangerous to human life and reasonably believed his actions were necessary to protect the welfare of the public. Whoever commits the offense of terrorizing shall be fined not more than fifteen thousand dollars or imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than fifteen years, or both.

We are urging parents talk to their kids and explain to them that this is not a joke, lives are at risk and the jail time is hard.

The above information is intended for information purposes only and not for legal advice. For legal advice, consult an attorney. Questions can be submitted to