Teen arrested for bomb threat at Terrebonne school

Teen arrested for bomb threat at Terrebonne school

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The Terrebonne Parish sheriff's detectives arrested a Gray teenager in connection with a Monday morning bomb threat at a local high school, according to Sheriff Jerry Larpenter.

At about 7:30 a.m., H.L. Bourgeois High School administrators alerted the school's resource officer to an email saying that a bomb had placed in the school and was set to detonate some time during the school day.

The school was evacuated and officers were dispatched to the scene. TPSO's explosive detection K-9 searched the school and found no devices. Classes resumed after the building was cleared.

Detectives tracked the email to a 14-year-old HL Bourgeois student. The student was detained Monday afternoon and confessed to sending the email, the Sheriff's Office said. The suspect was also connected to and confessed to sending a similar bomb threat to the school on Feb. 24.

The suspect was booked into the Terrebonne Parish Juvenile Detention Center with two counts of false communication of a bomb threat.

Investigators said it does not appear that the suspect had access to or any plans to actually carry out his threats.

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