On Thursday (October 7, 2021), while responding to a complaint of a disturbance from a parish elementary school, a Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy encountered Seth Brown, age 41 and who gave a Des Allemands, Louisiana address. Brown was arrested and booked into the Washington Parish Jail on charges of terrorizing, criminal trespass, assault, resisting an officer, disturbing the peace with loud and abusive language and three counts of public intimidation. He was also booked on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court.
The incident began when Brown, the parent of a student, refused to comply with school rules involving proper procedure for dropping his child off at school. After aggressively confronting the assistant principal the previous day, Brown was banned from school property, although he returned the following day. In the presence of the deputy on October 7th, Brown was reportedly belligerent and cursed and yelled that the school “won’t control me.” Brown then reportedly resisted arrest before being restrained by the deputy. Two other deputies responded to the scene but no use of force was necessary.
“The prevailing issue is the protection of all children at any school,” stated Sheriff Randy Seal. “School must be a safe place for all students as well as staff. Mr. Brown made the unwise decision to create disturbances at the school and this will not be tolerated. I congratulate school officials for their management of this issue and commend our deputies for diffusing what could have developed into a worse scenario.”