UPDATE: The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office has confirmed that multiple schools have been targeted by threats today. You can read more here.


OPELOUSAS, La. (KPEL News) - Northwest High School has been evacuated after a bomb threat was made, St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz confirmed on Wednesday.

Little information is available at this time, but the sheriff's office is confirming that students and staff have been safely evacuated and law enforcement are sweeping the campus in search of any devices. The sheriff's office is using bomb dogs in their search.

The threat was initially called into the school.

St. Landry Parish law enforcement have had to deal with several threats called in to or found at schools in the 2022-2023 school year. All have been false alarms, but still require law enforcement to move in quickly to ensure student safety.

In several cases, students have been arrested and charged with Terrorizing, a crime that comes with jail time of up to 15 years and fines of up to $15,000.

Beau Chene High School saw several similar threats in November and December.

We will update as more information becomes available.

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