Early Tuesday (February 6, 2024) morning, deputies with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office were contacted by the FBI National Threat Operations Section (NTOS) Exigent Threat Research and Analysis Crisis Team (EXTRACT) concerning a SnapChat conversation between two local high school girls.
In the SnapChat conversation, the two 14-year-old girls discussed shooting up the school to kill one of their teachers. One student discussed having a Glock and the other stated she had a pistol.
Each was issued a summons for Terrorizing and was released to a parent on a custodial agreement to appear in court.
Both residences were searched, and no firearms were located.
“We will continue to take threats like this very seriously,” St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith said, “and we will continue to work with our schools and our law enforcement partners to investigate all threats made at our schools or to the students and faculty who attend them. Parents, please talk to your children and explain the seriousness of making comments like this, even in a joking manner.”