THIBODAUX, La. – Deputies say a second 17-year-old student is facing terrorizing charges in a plot to bring a shotgun to school and kill specific students at Thibodaux High School.
According to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office, students came forward to school administrators to tell them a 17-year-old male student made a list of students he planned to kill and that he made direct threats to some students.
Detectives made contact with the unidentified student and questioned him about the case. He then admitted to creating the list during the previous school year but said he disposed of it. He also told them about his plan to bring a shotgun to school and kill those students on the list, according to police.
During the investigation, detectives learned of a second 17-year-old student who planned to assist the other in killing students on the list. Deputies say he admitted to knowing about the plot and had agreed to help. The second student is now facing charges of terrorizing.
Both 17-year-old students are undergoing mental health evaluations at local hospitals.
Sheriff Craig Webre said the investigation into the incident is still ongoing. The names of the students will not be released until they are booked on charges.
Both students have been suspended pending an expulsion hearing.
“We are thankful for those who bravely came forward to report this situation,” Webre said. “Whether you see a threat yourself, or hear about it through a third party, remember that by reporting such suspicious behavior, you may not only be saving your own life, but the lives of so many others.”