SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) - St. Tammany Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a Slidell Junior High School student after he allegedly made a threat against the school. Wednesday's case is the fourth in the last two days in the Slidell area involving students making threats against their schools. On Tuesday, deputies arrested two junior high students and issued a summons for a third for making threats against their schools.
According to police the student in Wednesday's case posted a photo on SnapChat of him and a friend with multiple guns and knives and made what students at the school believe to be a threat against their school.
Detectives arrested the student and transported him to the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center where he was booked with terrorizing.
Investigators learned that the weapons in the photo posted online did not belong to the students family, nor was the photo taken at the student's home. Detectives say that none of the weapons were ever brought to the school and they working to secure the weapons in the photo.
"I applaud these students for coming forward and telling an adult when they observed this post on social media," St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith said. "Parents, please talk to your children and explain the seriousness of making posts like this, even in a joking manner."