The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in connection with the threat that was made against Christ Episcopal School late last school year.
Recall, on Sunday May 13, an email was sent via a response to an event invite to high school students and their parents. The email included language that could be perceived as a threat.
The Sheriff's Office began coordinating immediately with school officials to implement measures to ensure the safety of all students, faculty and staff. STPSO detectives began working with our federal partners to determine the credibility of the threat and its source.
Today, August 6, STPSO detectives arrested a Covington-area juvenile in connection with the threat made against the school.
The 15-year-old male was booked in the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center on the following charge:
L.R.S. 14:40.1 Terrorizing
During the investigation, it was discovered the juvenile was also illegally marketing counterfeit-trademarked items. He was booked in connection with this crime for L.R.S. 14.229 Illegal Use of Counterfeit Trademark.
“We will not tolerate any threats towards our area schools. The safety of our students, faculty and staff members is of the utmost importance,” Sheriff Randy Smith said. “Our detectives took this threat seriously and pursued all leads that ultimately led to the arrest of this individual.”