Authorities respond to reports of bomb threat at Lakeview High; no injuries or credible threat

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CAMPTI, La. (NPSO) - On Tuesday, April 2, around 1:35 p.m., Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Deputies, Natchitoches Parish Fire District #9, and Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS responded to a 911 report of an alleged bomb threat at Lakeview High School in the 7000 block of La. Hwy 9 north of Campti.

A NPSO School Resource Officer was on campus.

Natchitoches Parish School Superintendent Dale Skinner, the school principal and other school personnel were all notified of the incident.

Bomb Threat protocol was followed along with the school being evacuated and placed on lockdown according to NPSO Chief of Youth Services Wendy Llorens.

A thorough search of the school by deputies, firemen and school personnel did not find any credible sources of a threat to students or faculty.

Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division, School Resource Division, Criminal Investigations Division, High Tech Crime Unit, Natchitoches Parish Fire District #9 and Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS responded to the scene to assist Lakeview High School officials.

Deputies issued the all clear message at approximately 2:35 p.m.

There were no injuries.

An investigation into the incident, including a possible link to the armed robbery of the Campti Branch of City Bank and Trust Co., is being investigated, according to Chief of Investigations Greg Dunn.

If you have any information contact the NPSO Criminal Investigations Division at 318-357-7830.

Sheriff Jones said an arrest was made in connection with the March 15 Bomb Threat of Lakeview High School.

The investigation is continuing.