Two St. Tammany teens arrested for making threats of violence against schools

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The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office says their deputies arrested a pair of teens they say made threats of violence towards local area schools.

Yesterday deputies apprehended a 15-year-old female from Lacombe and a 15-year-old female from the Slidell area for their involvement in making the threats of violence towards the schools.

The sheriff’s office did not elaborate as to what threats the teens allegedly made. The 15-year-old female from Lacombe was charged with Terrorizing and Obstruction.  The Slidell area 15-year-old female was charged with Terrorizing.  It was determined both juveniles are former students of the St. Tammany Parish School System.

The sheriff’s office also says they do not believe any of the schools were in any real danger at the time the threats were made.

Both juveniles were booked into the Florida Parishes Detention Center.  Due to the age of the suspects, no further information will be released regarding this incident.

“The safety of our children is of the utmost importance.  We will work tirelessly to ensure the safety of the children of St.
Tammany Parish,” Sheriff Randy Smith said.  “We will continue to work with our schools and investigate any and all threats.  I urge parents to please talk with your children about the seriousness of actions such as these.”