Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre and Lafourche Parish Schools Superintendent Dr. Jo Ann Matthews announced another 17-year-old male Thibodaux High School student is facing a charge of Terrorizing in reference to the recent threats. On Tuesday, LPSO reported another male student faces charges of terrorizing and assault in reference to the case. Both are currently undergoing mental health evaluations at hospitals.
As previously reported, on Monday, February 19, a school administrator reported to a school resource officer that students had come forward about the 17-year-old male student allegedly having a list of students he planned to kill. Investigators also learned he had made direct threats to the lives of students at the school. Detectives made contact with the male student on Monday and questioned him in reference to the case. He admitted to creating the list some time during the previous school year. He claimed to have disposed of the list, but admitted to continuing to keep the list in his mind. He also described a plan to detectives to bring a shotgun to school to kill specific students. That student faces charges of Terrorizing (R.S. 14:40.1) and Simple Assault (R.S. 14:38) pending a mental health evaluation.
Through the course of the investigation, detectives learned another 17-year-old male student allegedly planned to assist the other in killing students on the list. Detectives made contact with the second student on Tuesday morning and questioned him. He admitted to knowing about the other student’s plan and agreeing to assist him. He faces a charge of Terrorizing (R.S. 14:40.1) pending a mental health evaluation.
This case remains under investigation. No other details can be released at this time, but more information may be released as it can be made available. The names of the students will not be released until they are booked on charges.
Dr. Jo Ann Matthews indicates both students are suspended pending an expulsion hearing.