13-year-old arrested for threatening to ‘shoot up’ New Orleans middle school

** UPDATE **

A 13-year-old male has been arrested in connection with the threats that caused the school to close.

The boy, who is a student at Lafayette Charter School, was charged with making threats and was booked accordingly.

A fight between seventh and eighth grade students at the school on Tuesday, caused the boy to lash out.

Several individuals at the school heard and witnessed the suspect threatening to shoot up the school on Wednesday.

Both campuses of the school were closed during the investigation.

School will resume normal operations on Thursday.


NEW ORLEANS – A press release sent out indicates threats were made against several students, prompting the school to close on Wednesday.

“Out of an abundance of caution, school is cancelled tomorrow (April 17, 2019) at Lafayette Academy Charter School,” the press release continues, “This includes the Dunbar and Kerlerec Street sites.”

School officials say they are working closely with the NOPD and other law enforcement agencies.

They are investigating an alleged serious threat against several middle school students.

“We anticipate school to re-open on Thursday, April 18, 2019.”

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