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Juvenile Arrest - Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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


PIERRE PART – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the Wednesday arrest of a juvenile accused of terroristic threats in accordance with a Provisional Custody Order issued on Wednesday afternoon.

On February 19, 2018, the Sheriff’s Office received a complaint concerning social media posts which was perceived as a threat.  The posts were made by a juvenile.

On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, deputies were summoned to another complaint involving the same individual.

Due to the combined nature of events of Monday and today, Pierre Part Middle School was alerted and placed on lockdown.

Both Monday’s social media posts and today’s events did not occur on school grounds.

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 21, 2018, at Pierre Part Middle /Primary 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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