At approximately 9:30 p.m. on October 17, 2017 a Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office (RRPSO) deputy was contacted by a Red River High School teacher in reference to threats posted on social media.
Earlier in the day, the educator had referred a 15 year old female student to school authorities for discipline following a classroom incident and subsequent derogatory comments directed towards the teacher.
Following school that evening, the teacher learned that the student had posted information on social media threatening to kill her and blow up the high school. A copy of the post was provided to deputies and collected as evidence.
At approximately 11:35 p.m. deputies made contact with the student at a relative’s residence. The juvenile, along with a concerned adult (relative), were transported to the sheriff’s office for questioning. During the interview, no apparent means were discovered to carry out the bomb threat. Probable cause, however, was developed to take the student into custody for the alleged threats. The teenager was charged with Terrorizing and, in the interest of public safety, was housed in Ware Detention Center pending a court hearing.