Caddo, Bossier school officials dispel social media rumors about threats of violence

Student arrested for allegedly bringing bullets to school
Caddo and Bossier school officials say they haven't received any credible social media threats,...
Caddo and Bossier school officials say they haven't received any credible social media threats, and no schools are currently on lockdown.(Capitol News Service)
Published: Dec. 17, 2021 at 12:35 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 17, 2021 at 4:01 PM CST
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(KSLA) - Rumors have been circulating on various social media platforms about possible violence at Caddo and Bossier schools Friday, Dec. 17, however, school officials are dispelling these rumors.

It all stems from a TikTok challenge designed to encourage students to make threats of violence against their schools.

KSLA reached out to school officials in Caddo and Bossier parishes Friday afternoon to find out if they’ve received any threats. A spokesperson with Caddo Parish says no schools are on lockdown, however, Donnie Bickham students are currently sheltering in place. The spokesperson says this is not connected to any social media threats though. Students were sheltering in place because a student reportedly brought bullets to school. The shelter in place was lifted around 1 p.m., and the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office determined there was no threat to the school.

A 14-year-old male student has been arrested for allegedly bringing the bullets, the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office says. The boy reportedly turned several bullets in to his teacher, telling her he found them in the bathroom. It was later learned he in fact brought them to school. The boy is being charged with carrying a firearm or dangerous weapon on school grounds and was released to a parent.

In Bossier Parish, school officials say they have not received any credible threats and that no schools are on lockdown. They are closely monitoring the situation though.

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