MADISONVILLE, La. (WGNO) – Police and school officials in the St. Tammany Parish Public Schools system spent much of Wednesday night and Thursday morning investigating an alleged school shooting plot.
According to Meredith Mendez, the school system’s spokesperson, administrators received information late Wednesday night that two students from Madisonville Junior High allegedly made threats against other students.
In a letter being sent home with students today, Madisonville Jr. High’s principal Dwayne Kern said the two students have been removed from school pending the outcome of an investigation.
“We continue to work closely with the law enforcement officers, and will be taking all necessary disciplinary actions to ensure the safety at our school. We take all threats, whether real or a hoax, very seriously,” Kern said.
The school is open today.
Below is the letter being sent home with students:
Dear Parents and Caregivers:
This letter is to inform you that Madisonville Junior High School administrators received information about two students who allegedly made threats toward other students. Administrators immediately contacted law enforcement authorities and began an investigation. These two students will not be returning to out school pending the completion of a full investigation.
We continue to work closely with the law enforcement officers, and will be taking all necessary disciplinary actions to ensure the safety at our school. We take all threats, whether real or a hoax, very seriously.
We are dedicated to our efforts to maintain a safe, secure and productive learning environment at Madisonville Junior High School. If you have any questions or concerns about this situation, please contact me at school at 845-3355. Thank you for your support of our students and our school.