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Woodlawn High increases security following social media threat; arrest made

The increased security is due to a reported threat made on social media. Caddo Schools said...
The increased security is due to a reported threat made on social media. Caddo Schools said they are aware of the threat.(KSLA | KSLA)
Published: Mar. 31, 2022 at 7:06 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 31, 2022 at 3:16 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Sources with Woodlawn High School say that there will be an increased security presence on campus on Thursday, March 31, due to a reported threat made on social media.

The increased security is Caddo Schools said they are aware of the threat.

Wednesday evening a threat was made through social media claiming gun violence and bombing toward Woodlawn High School. The social media post quickly alerted administrators and district security as well as the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office. CPSO has launched an investigation to track where the threat originated.

Woodlawn will have extra security on campus today to perform searches while the investigation is ongoing.

We continue to encourage students, staff and families who see something of concern to immediately report the information so that an investigation may take place by appropriate law enforcement agencies.

Charnae McDonald | Director of Communications, Caddo Schools

Parents can rest assured that Caddo schools and law enforcement is doing everything to keep students safe.

According to the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, a 15-year-old student was later arrested. While they determined there was no viable threat, the teen was charged with obstruction of justice. The student was booked into the Caddo Juvenile Detention Center at around 1 p.m.

Further investigation is ongoing to determine if more than one person is responsible for the threat.

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