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Lafayette High School Secured Due to Threat

On Friday morning at 6:41 a.m., a 911 call was received stating that there was a bomb threat at Lafayette High School. Per LPSS crisis plan protocol, the campus was immediately secured. Students already on campus were evacuated to the football stadium in the rear of campus and students in the parking lot who had not exited their vehicles were allowed to leave campus. Authorities no longer allowed parents to drop off students on campus. The parents were directed to leave the premises immediately.

At 7:52 a.m. per protocol for this type of threat, the students were calmly escorted by faculty and local authorities on foot from the football stadium to a nearby off-site location. When authorities determined the campus was safe and clear of any threat, staff and authorities escorted students back to Lafayette High School at approximately 9:50 a.m. Students were fed lunch and classes resumed as normal.

This evacuation was calm and orderly and the students were respectful and well-behaved. Parents received intermittent updates via phone and text regarding this situation. Parents were allowed to check their students out of school. The local authorities are in charge of the investigation and will make statements as information develops.

All threats are taken very seriously and those engaging in this type of behavior will be held accountable for their actions. While this is very disruptive to the learning environment of our students, LPSS works closely with local law enforcement to make certain that students and staff remain safe, as that is our first priority. LPSS would like to thank our students, parents and community for their patience during this situation.