APSO arrests 12-yr-old for false claims regarding school threat

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office reports a twelve-year-old juvenile has been arrested regarding the false claim of a school shooting at Dutchtown Middle School.

He is charged with terrorizing and was booked into a juvenile detention center.

On Aug. 31, around 10:00am, APSO received a call regarding an alleged shooting incident at Dutchtown Middle School.

An APSO deputy, who was on campus during the 911 call, quickly responded to the incident and confirmed the claim to be false. The school was placed on a temporary lockdown while APSO deputies and Ascension school officials conducted a joint walkthrough.

During an investigation, detectives learned that a student made the false 911 call from within the school on a cellphone.

The student was identified and taken into custody.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is working closely with the Ascension Parish School System to ensure campus safety.

This is an ongoing investigation. Further details may be limited at this time.

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