LIVINGSTON — Livingston Parish Public Schools have canceled classes Monday due to multiple bomb threats across the district. As of 8am, the Ascension Parish Schools are all on a “heightened alert,” after school leaders announced several school districts received emails of bomb threats.
“This morning at 5:14 AM multiple employees and schools received a threatening email, alleging bombs placed in schools,” the Livingston Parish district announced. “While we do not believe the threat is credible, LPPS refuses to place our staff and students in potentially unknown situation.”
The district says the emails received were reported to the State Fusion Agency and that similar emails were reported across the state.
Many LPPS buses were already picking up students, and are in the process of returning them home.
Meanwhile, Ascension Parish told its parents that a “non-specific bomb threat was emailed to several school districts this morning. Although we do not believe it is a credible threat, we are working with law enforcement and have placed our schools on a heightened alert.”
“We have several safety measures in place on our campuses to restrict access to our buildings. Nevertheless, we take the safety of our students and staff very seriously, and there will be a heightened law enforcement presence at our schools.”~APSS
Numerous school leaders have said the issue is statewide with the emailed bomb threat sent to several school districts within Louisiana.
The threat appears to be similar to robocall threats that have impacted schools across the area — including most recently Baton Rouge Magnet High.
This is a developing story. Check back often for new information.