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Acadiana students accused of making threats

Last Modified: Friday, February 08, 2013 10:48 AM

LAFAYETTE (AP) — Two Acadiana High School students are accused of making threats toward the student body and staff members.

Lafayette Parish school system officials say one student, a 14-year-old, was sent to juvenile detention, and the other, a 17-year-old, was arrested after an investigation by Scott police.

According to a news release received by The Advocate the students were allegedly overheard threatening to bring a gun on campus Friday.

School system spokeswoman Angela Morrison said in the news release that "the matter has been resolved and there is no potential for danger."

This is at least the third incident of students making threats against a school in the state in the last week.

On Thursday, security was increased at Independence High School after two students were arrested and accused of making threats against the school.

The students' grandmother called the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office Tuesday after finding written threats in the boys' room at home.

On Tuesday, authorities said two Tioga High students will face terrorism charges in the case of emails sent to the school on Jan. 31 that resulted in a lockdown and extra security.

Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies said the 17-year-olds face 10 counts of terrorism. Both were booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center and are being held without bond.

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