Teacher arrested over scare that led to school lockdown - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Teacher arrested over scare that led to school lockdown

Tamekia Anderson, 38, of Shreveport, 1 count of criminal mischief. (Source: Shreveport Police Department) Tamekia Anderson, 38, of Shreveport, 1 count of criminal mischief. (Source: Shreveport Police Department)
Linwood Public Charter School students and their parents were reunited after a lockdown was lifted Wednesday afternoon. (Source: Victoria Shirley/KSLA News 12) Linwood Public Charter School students and their parents were reunited after a lockdown was lifted Wednesday afternoon. (Source: Victoria Shirley/KSLA News 12)
Administrators gathered in a parking lot next to the school to answer parents' questions. Parents were signing up with their children's names and grade levels to be able to pick them up once the lockdown was lifted. (Source: Eric Pointer/KSLA News 12) Administrators gathered in a parking lot next to the school to answer parents' questions. Parents were signing up with their children's names and grade levels to be able to pick them up once the lockdown was lifted. (Source: Eric Pointer/KSLA News 12)
Police conduct a sweep of Linwood Charter School in Shreveport on Nov. 30 after a teacher reportedly received a threat from a man who indicated he was in the building. (Source: Eric Pointer/KSLA News 12) Police conduct a sweep of Linwood Charter School in Shreveport on Nov. 30 after a teacher reportedly received a threat from a man who indicated he was in the building. (Source: Eric Pointer/KSLA News 12)
(Source: Eric Pointer/KSLA News 12) (Source: Eric Pointer/KSLA News 12)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

A teacher at Linwood Public Charter is accused of lying about the nature of electronic messages she received that resulted in the Shreveport school being placed on lockdown Wednesday.

Tamekia Anderson, 38, of the 3500 block of Ninock Street in Shreveport, was booked into the City Jail at 5 p.m. on 1 count of criminal mischief.

Police were called to the school on West 70th Street around 11:30 a.m. after Anderson reported that a man she knows had threatened to harm her. Authorities say the threat was made on a social media site. 

"The alleged threats were reportedly communicated to Anderson electronically while she was at the school and were said to warn of her being shot by the suspect, who was reportedly on his way to the campus to harm her," says a statement from Shreveport police.

The man identified by Anderson reportedly alluded to being inside the school and it was not known whether he was armed, so the campus was placed on lockdown and police conducted a thorough search as a precaution. No one was found. 

Students remained locked inside their classrooms during the search. 

Students and their parents were reunited after the lockdown was lifted and parents were allowed to pick up their children at 2:45 p.m. for normal dismissal from the school day.

Investigators interviewed Anderson and determined that she had "grossly fabricated the details of the electronic messages she received." 

It was determined that while messages were received, no threats of physical harm were ever made and no suspect was present on the campus at any time during the ordeal. 

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