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Three charged in social media threats targeting Tangipahoa Parish schools

Troy Weber (Source: TPSO) Troy Weber (Source: TPSO)
TANGIPAHOA PARISH, LA (WVUE) -

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating threatening social media posts that began circulating Sunday night.

Detectives have been on high alert but determined the threat was not credible. It possibly originated out of state referencing another school.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating “threatening” social media posts that began circulating late last night concerning local area schools. Working in partnership with School Superintendent Mark Kolwe, TPSO detectives and deputies have been on high alert, setting up increased security and precautionary measures throughout the night and all morning.  

A juvenile received the initial pot from a 17-year-old family member. The juvenile then shared the post on Snapchat. The post that stated, “Don’t go to school Monday.  A school shooting is going to happen and they are warning everyone. But the ones who do show up there are doing an investigation.”

As result one 17-year-old female was arrested and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The minor child has been charged with terrorizing.

In a separate incident, deputies intercepted an additional threat that was made by an 18-year-old student, Troy Webber of Amite, threatening to shoot his fellow students and faculty upon returning to school Monday morning. This incident was investigated and found to be a credible threat.  Webber was taken into custody and charged with terrorizing.  

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