Two Louisiana Middle School Students Arrested in Separate Terrorizing Cases at Schools in Calcasieu Parish

Published April 05, 2023

Two Louisiana Middle School Students Arrested in Separate Terrorizing Cases at Schools in Calcasieu Parish

Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana – Two Louisiana middle school students have been arrested in separate terrorizing cases at schools in Calcasieu Parish.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office (CPSO) reported on April 5, 2023, that on April 4, officers were contacted about a threat made by a student at S.J. Welsh Middle School in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
During the initial inquiry, deputies reportedly discovered that a 12-year-old made a remark about bringing a gun to school and shooting someone. The juvenile was detained and put into the Juvenile Correctional Center on terrorizing charges.

Detective Clay Planchard of the CPSO is the case’s principal investigator. 

On Tuesday, April 4, deputies from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office were told of a possible threat made by a Moss Bluff Middle School student.

During the initial inquiry, officers discovered that a 13-year-old student was heard threatening to shoot up the school. Following additional investigation, the juvenile was arrested and put into the Juvenile Detention Center on terrorizing charges.

Detective Kimberly Curran of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is the case’s principal investigator.

The Calcasieu Parish School Board supported CPSO in both investigations.

An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. A person is presumed innocent until proven guilty.