It was concluded, a text message was sent from a student in Franklinton, North Carolina to his/her father stating there was an active shooter at their school. The father in turn, inadvertently contacted the school board office in Franklinton, Louisiana and relayed the information as a bomb threat. It was further determined through communication and investigations in Franklinton, North Carolina, the threat was not viable.
The response to the information by our local agencies was decisive and immediate. Having trained extensively throughout the past school year contributed significantly to the success and coordination between multiple agencies.
Chief Justin Brown commends the prompt action by members of the Franklinton Police Department, Washington Parish Sheriff's Office, Franklinton Fire Department, Northshore EMS, Louisiana State Police, Louisiana Probation and Parole and Washington Parish Office of Homeland Security.