Ascension Public Schools on ‘heightened alert’ due to bomb threat email

Ascension Public Schools on 'heightened alert' due to bomb threat email

DONALDSONVILLE, La. (BRPROUD) — Public schools in Ascension Parish have been put on “heightened alert” because of an email containing a “non-specific bomb threat” Monday morning.

Ascension Public Schools sent the following message to parents.

Dear Parents and Guardians,

A non-specific bomb threat was emailed to several school districts this morning. Although we do not believe it is a credible threat, we are working with law enforcement and have placed our schools on a heightened alert.

Please know, we have several safety measures in place on our campuses to restrict access to our buildings. Nevertheless, we take the safety of our students and staff very seriously, and there will be a heightened law enforcement presence at our schools.

We will follow up with you as more information becomes available.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office released this statement about the bomb threat:

“On Monday, August 28, the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office was made aware of a bomb threat that was emailed to several school districts in surrounding parishes, including Ascension Public Schools. We do not believe the threat is credible, and we are working closely with the school district to ensure the safety of our campuses.”

Nearby parish Livingston Parish closed schools on Monday due to bomb threats.

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