September 15, 2022  |  02:34 pm

A 13-year-old Madisonville-area student was arrested Thursday (September 15) after he made comments about planning to bring a gun to school.

The School Resource Officer at Madisonville Junior High was notified after several students overheard one of their classmates say he was going to a bring a gun to school on Friday and advise some students to stay home. 

The student was issued a summons for Terrorizing, and after it was determined there were no firearms at his residence, he was released to a parent on a custodial agreement to appear in court.

“We have made it very clear that threats like this will be taken seriously,” St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith said.  “We will continue to work with our schools and investigate any and all threats made at our schools or to the students and faculty who attend them.”