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Juvenile Arrest - Wednesday, February 21, 2018

DATE:            WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2018
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS


BELLE ROSE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of a juvenile in connection with terroristic threats at the Belle Rose Middle School.  The arrest occurred on Tuesday.

The Sheriff’s Office received information concerning a possible threat.

Based on that complaint, detectives interviewed a number of people and based on those interviews, investigators applied for and received a Provisional Custody Order which was executed on Tuesday.  The Provisional Custody Order was for:  Terrorizing.

The responsible individual remains in custody. Due to the age of the offender, the Sheriff’s Office cannot release any additional information.

The Sheriff’s Office and the Assumption Parish School System worked the case jointly, and superintendent Earl "Tibby” Martinez released the following statement:

Dear Parents/Guardian:

This correspondence is to advise you of an incident that occurred on February 19, 2018, at Belle Rose Middle School.

The incident occurred after hours on social media and there was no threat to the general student body or faculty.  The Sheriff’s Office has been informed and the incident is being investigated.

Please be assured that our students’ safety is paramount to us.  We will continue to take all measures to maintain a safe and secure environment at all of our campuses.  Due to state and federal privacy laws, however; and to preserve the integrity of the investigations by other authorities, the District will not disclose any further information concerning this matter.

If you have any questions, concerns or information that you think may be helpful to the school district in this matter, I encourage you to contact the Director of Child Welfare & Attendance, Joey Comeaux, at 985-369-7251          

The Sheriff’s Office and School System are committed to maintain a safe learning environment for all our children.


For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Commander Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.


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