DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office News Release:
In regard to the alleged threats made against Logansport High School, we want to ensure that parents have enough information to confidently send their kids to school without fear of danger. As a reminder, any information released involving juveniles will always be limited. We take all rumors, threats, or suggestions of violence toward our students and staff seriously and they will always be acted upon with urgency.
Upon receiving this information, our office’s primary concern was in securing the school itself. Students and staff may have noticed an increased presence of deputies on campus upon their arrival to the school this morning. Prior to school, contact was made with the student who was not at school, and their parents. Any threat or ability to carry out any act had been diminished. This investigation remains open and is being handled with the highest priority. Upon completion of the investigation all fact will be presented to the appropriate agencies to decide what further action should be taken. Until that time, the student will no longer be on campus.
Given what we now know, there are no immediate threats to school safety at this time. While we would encourage informing school personnel of any threat we would also ask that contact be made with DPSO. We appreciate all of the cooperation from students, staff, and parents as we continue ensuring the safety of our schools.
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