MARRERO, La. — There's an extra law enforcement presence at L.W. Higgins High School Friday after a threatening social media post was faxed to the school Thursday.
Investigators tell the New Orleans Advocate that they do not believe the threat is credible, but additional Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office deputies will be at the school out of an abundance of caution.
According to the Advocate's report, an image of a social media post was faxed to the school and AirDropped to several student's phones.
The report says the threat included a picture of a student who was not at school Thursday. JPSO Capt. Jason Rivarde said when detectives went to the student's home, he said he did not know about the threat and believed someone was trying to get him in trouble.
"We believe the student pictured was the victim of a hoax," Rivarde told the Advocate.
Jefferson Parish school system spokesperson Ted Beasley said the sheriff's office were notified immediately and letters were sent out to parents.