NOPD: Suspect charged after threats made against school

NOPD: Suspect charged after threats made against school
Janero Copelin. Source: NOPD

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The New Orleans Police Department arrested a man in connection with several threats against an area school on Wednesday.

According to NOPD, Janero Copelin was charged for allegedly making those threatening statements against Martin Luther King Jr. High School.

At about 1 p.m., detectives learned of a post made on Instagram that contained threatening content toward the staff and student body.

According to the report, during the course of the investigation, detectives were able to identify Copelin as the individual who posted the threatening content.

Detectives located Copelin and, during an interview with him, learned that Copelin posted the message to intimidate a specific person that attended the school.

Based on the evidence and Copelin's statement to detectives, Copelin was arrested and booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center for terrorizing,

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Fifth District detectives at 504-658-6050.