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Student arrested for terrorizing


A 14-year-old male student was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with terrorizing for composing written statements that implied violence against other students at the school. 

The Parkway High School student initially gave another student a letter that had threatening comments against other students.  That student notified a teacher, and faculty and the school resource officer quickly got involved.  The teen boy was removed from class, and his backpack was checked for weapons or other dangerous materials.  None was found.  But what was found were other handwritten notes detailing acts of violence towards those at the school. 

Bossier detectives detained the student and interviewed him.  Based on the written correspondence and the interview, Bossier Sheriff’s Office detectives charged the teen with terrorizing, and he was transported to the Ware Detention Center in Coushatta Friday afternoon.

“When any student makes threats of violence verbally or in writing, our detectives will take those threats very seriously and begin an immediate investigation,” said Sheriff Whittington.  “The other student did the right thing by coming forward, and I commend the quick response and teamwork of the school administration and our deputies.  It’s another example of the importance of having a dedicated law enforcement officer as our school resource officer working directly on our school campuses.” 

As always, if a student or anyone at the school or in the community is aware of any threats of violence being made by someone or any type of criminal activity, please inform the Bossier Sheriff’s Office immediately by calling (318) 965-2203.

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Sean Green is managing editor of the Bossier Press-Tribune.


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