NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The University of New Orleans President released a statement after a student was arrested and charged with terrorizing.
The New Orleans Police Department issued an arrest warrant for Nicholas Heard Monday morning on a terrorizing charge.
Heard is accused of making direct threats to fellow students attending UNO and said that he would shoot several people on campus, according to NOPD.
NOPD VOWS officers arrested Heard shortly after announcing the warrant for his arrest.
The University of New Orleans canceled classes Monday until 5 p.m. due to the threats made against the school.
President John Nicklow released the following statement after the arrest was made:
Another statement regarding when classes would resume was also released to faculty and students:
Schools officials will continue to issue alerts with any possible changes or updates. Officials say that the safety of the students and employees is their top priority.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Third District detectives at 658-6030 or call Crimestoppers anonymously at 504-822-1111 or toll free at 1-877-903-7867.
Anyone who needs to report emergencies to the UNO Police Department can do so by dialing 504-280-6666.