TANGIPAHOA PARISH, LA (WVUE) - A 17-year-old high school student was taken into police custody while sitting in class this morning.
According to Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards, deputies arrested Calvin Richardson inside Ponchatoula High School after he allegedly made a bomb threat to the school over social media the night before.
Richardson posted a bomb threat on social media around 8:30 p.m., April 13, according to the Sheriff. Detectives traced the threat back to his cell phone. Edwards said Richardson was in the process of sending another terrorizing threat to the school through social media when deputies arrested him.
"I am encouraging all parents, grand parents, and/or guardians to talk to your children about the seriousness of on-line threats and the consequences of facing multiple felonies at the young age of 17," Edwards said.
Richardson is charged with two counts of terrorizing and two counts of false planning of a planned bombing on school property. He was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail.