Lockdown lifted at Hammond schools after reports of gun threat


HAMMOND, La. (WGNO) — Multiple police units responded to Hammond High School after reports of a possible shooter on Thursday afternoon.

On November 18, Louisiana State Police, Tangipahoa Sheriff’s Office, and the Hammond Police Department arrived at Hammond Eastside Magnet High school in response to a gun threat.

School officials and Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Deputies say there was a report of a white man in possession of a gun in the parking lot.

Hammond High School and Hammond Eastside were both placed under lockdown until authorities could assess the situation. No one was allowed in or out of either school.

Around 4:15 p.m., Hammond Eastside Magnet School announced law enforcement had deemed it safe to begin dismissal under modified release.

No shots were fired and no injuries were reported. It is unclear who the suspect was or if anyone was taken into custody.

WGNO will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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