Classes resume at South Lafourche High after photo of pistol sent to student prompts lockdown
South Lafourche High was put on lockdown for about 90 minutes today after students received a photo of a pistol on their cellphones, authorities said.
The Lafourche Sheriff's Office found that no students appear to be in danger today, but out of an abundance of caution, the investigation is continuing, spokesman Brennan Matherne said.
About 9 or 10 this morning, someone sent the photo by Airdrop, an iPhone feature that lets users send photos wirelessly to other iPhone users, similar to a text message, Matherne said. The student who received it then sent it to other students on campus and it went viral.
A student took the image to the school administration, which notified the Sheriff's Office, Matherne said.
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"The school temporarily went into lockdown and then conducted an investigation of everyone in the building. Nothing was discovered, and so they are back up and running now," Lafourche schools Superintendent Jarod Martin told The Courier and Daily Comet.
Investigators are working to find out who sent the original photo, and initial findings indicate it came from someone off campus, Matherne said.
This article originally appeared on Daily Comet: Classes resume at South Lafourche High after photo of pistol goes viral