INDEPENDENCE, La. - Security was increased at Independence High on Wednesday, according to the Independence Police Department. The school district did not initially reveal why, but police said the extra presence was just a precaution.
According to Hugh Wallace, principal of Independence High, a grandmother of two students contacted the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office on Feb. 5. She told the sheriff's office she had found written threats in the boys’ room at home. Due to her concerns, this grandmother kept the boys at home yesterday.
Superintendent Mark Kolwe said in a statement: "Authorities searched the house and recovered the written threats and, given this evidence, the two boys were arrested and transported to the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center. At no time were these two students on the campus of Independence High School. There was never a security breech on campus, and classes continued without interruption. The school was never in lockdown."
As a precautionary measure, additional security was been added to the campus.