Police have made an arrest in connection with threats on social media to shoot students at Ville Platte High School.

According to KATC, Ville Plate Police launched an investigation this morning after parents and students in the community reported social media posts stating that students would be shot if they showed up at Ville Platte High School.

Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue said that a 15-year-old boy was arrested and accused of making the social media threats to shoot students as a result of an investigation by the FBI, Louisiana State Police, the Mamou Police Department and the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Department.

Because of a second threat (possible from the same student) the same lockdown precautions will be taken at Ville Platte High school tomorrow (Feb. 20).

Multiple schools, both locally and nationally, are dealing with copycat threats in the wake of the recent Parkland, FL school shooting that made national headlines.

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