APD responds to bomb threat at Peabody Magnet High School; scene cleared, no threat found

Published: Sep. 14, 2021 at 9:34 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 14, 2021 at 11:49 AM CDT
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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - According to APD, an anonymous source placed a call to them saying a bomb had been placed in Peabody Magnet High School and would be detonated at 9 a.m.

Peabody students evacuated to Arthur F. Smith Middle Magnet School.

APD, RPSO and other first responders were on scene to investigate the area. No device was found. After the first responders cleared the scene and began to leave the area, the students were allowed to return to Peabody.

“We take threats like this very seriously to ensure the safety of students and the community,” said Alexandria Police Chief Ronney Howard. “We appreciate the help of the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer as well as the school personnel at Peabody and at Arthur F. Smith in assisting to ensure students were safely evacuated in an orderly fashion and then able to return safely to class.”

There were no injuries reported at this incident.

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