OPELOUSAS, LA — Today, five of our St. Landry Parish schools were the targeted recipients of
bomb threats. We would like to sincerely thank the Opelousas Police Department, the St. Landry
Parish Sheriff’s Department, and all other agencies that responded so quickly to insure the safety of
our students and employees.
We are proud of and thankful to the school administrators of the affected schools for maintaining order and following policies created to ensure the safety of all who occupy those campuses. We would also like to express our gratitude and appreciation to our parents for their patience and understanding.
We are pleased to inform you that an arrest has been made in connection with this incident thanks
to the investigative work of our law enforcement agencies.
As with all matters of student safety, we have taken this very seriously and have acted accordingly,
utilizing both school system disciplinary recourse and the local law enforcement agencies for
investigation. We will advocate alongside the District Attorney’s Office to ensure that crimes
perpetuated against our schools be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Providing a safe and secure learning environment is a priority for the St. Landry Parish School
District. By working as a school community, we can create and maintain the level of safety that we
want for all.