Slidell student arrested after threatening rumor circulates on social media

SLIDELL, La. (WGNO) — A Slidell High School student was arrested after police say he made threats toward the school.

On Monday, Feb. 5, Slidell police said they began investigating after a post on Snapchat began to circulate on social media. The post was about a rumor that a school shooting was going to happen by “this kid.”

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Through an investigation, Slidell officers and deputies with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office determined the rumor was false.

The student was arrested on a charge of terrorizing.

Officers said all school threats are taken seriously and are encouraging parents to take the proper steps when reporting threats, rumors, or suspicious behavior.

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