April 11, 2023  |  09:09 pm

A Slidell-area student was arrested Tuesday (April 11) evening after he sent a threatening message to another student.

Tuesday evening, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were made aware of threatening messages sent via social media by a student of a Slidell-area junior high school. The juvenile sent messages threatening bodily harm towards a staff member at the school to another student using his personal social media account.

Deputies identified the sender of the messages as a 14-year-old Slidell-area juvenile

That juvenile was taken into custody and transported to the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center to be booked on one count of L.R.S. 14:40.1 Terrorizing.

“Once again we want to make it very clear that law enforcement and the school system will take threats like this very seriously,” Sheriff Randy Smith said.  “We will continue to work with our schools and investigate any and all threats at our schools or to the students and faculty who attend them.”