13-year-old arrested in connection with threat made at Lafayette Academy

13-year-old arrested in connection with threat made at Lafayette Academy
The New Orleans Police Department says a 13-year-old male has been arrested in connection with a threat made towards Lafayette Academy. (FOX 8 photo)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The New Orleans Police Department says a 13-year-old male has been arrested in connection with a threat made towards Lafayette Academy.

Officers with the First District, Second District and Fifth District worked together to make the arrest Tuesday night.

The student, who’s name has not been released, is a student at Lafayette Academy.

Investigators say a threat to shoot up the school was made after a fight between seventh and eighth grade students Tuesday. Police say the threat was heard and witnessed by several people at the school.

Lafayette Academy cancelled classes on Wednesday at both of the school’s campuses while police investigated the threat.

Classes will resume on Thursday.

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