NEW ORLEANS - A father and son accused in connection with terrorizing threats made to Lusher School on Freret are now in custody, according to the NOPD.
Wyatt Johnston, 14, was turned in to juvenile custody by his mother, according to the NOPD. He was accused of making threats to the school on Thursday, Dec. 14. Police were called to the school at the time.
Arthur Johnston, 52, had been accused of being an accessory after the fact, as police said he knew that his son was wanted and had made efforts to prevent his son from being arrested. He also turned himself in to authorities, according to the NOPD.
NOPD Second District Commander Shaun Ferguson said that the student made a threat to return to the school and shoot it up on Friday. Ferguson said students who heard the remarks went to the administration, which in turn called police.
Ferguson said police attempted to locate the student, but were unsuccessful and he said Arthur Johnston initially expressed interest in meeting with officers, but then relented, saying he wouldn't turn his son in.
According to Ferguson, a search warrant at Arthur Johnston's residence turned up "several handguns, rifles and shotguns as well as marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia."
Ferguson said some students at Lusher did not go to school Monday.
Wyatt Johnston was booked with terrorizing. Arthur Johnston was booked with being an accessory after the fact to terrorizing, possession of a controlled, dangerous substance while being in possession of firearms and threats to officers.
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