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LHS student removed from campus following social media threat

Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | Views: 14470

LHS student removed from campus following social media threat
LORANGER---Tangipahoa Parish School officials confirm at least one student has been removed from Loranger High School Wednesday morning (Feb. 21) after allegedly posting about a "possible threat and violence on campus" on social media last night.

In a message sent to parents this morning, Loranger High School Principal Torrence Joseph assured parents that “the students have been identified and removed from campus."

School officials indicate the case remains under investigation. School Superintendent Mark Kolwe said in a statement on the school system website, "Unfortunately, we have had several student-initiated social media postings/threats this morning. These incidents have been dealt with and the students who were responsible for the threats have been removed from our schools. There are no ongoing problems and there are no current threats at any of our schools. However, every threat will be taken seriously and the guilty party will suffer the consequences."

Principal Joseph’s message goes on to thank the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, who is working with the school “to make sure that we remain safe and address any threats that are made.”

“Each threat is taken as serious unless otherwise noted,” the principal said.

Earlier this week, three students were arrested at Tangipahoa Parish schools following alleged threats made involving those campuses. Local law enforcement has maintained a higher-than-usual presence at schools this week in the wake of the Florida school shooting last week.