All are OK after Larose schools go on lockdown

Officials with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office said on Tuesday afternoon that everything is OK after a one-hour lockdown of two schools in the area.

Sheriff Craig Webre said that Larose-Cut Off Middle School was locked down for about an hour on Tuesday afternoon after deputies investigated a potential threat to the school.

While that took place, authorities also locked down neighboring South Larose Elementary School as a precaution.

The investigation stems from a call LPSO received at about 1:55 p.m. today from a male.

According to LPSO, the male said that he was traveling to the school to pick up his children and that he had a firearm in his possession.

Several deputies responded to the school, as well as at the subject’s residence. While this took place, the school was placed on lockdown.

Deputies were later informed that the man was not in possession of a firearm before leaving for the school, and at 2:45 p.m., deputies made contact with the subject when he returned home, detaining him for questioning.

After this took place, the lockdown was lifted and students and faculty were able to be dismissed home for the day.

Deputies’ respond and the lockdown were initiated out of an abundance of caution, according to LPSO. Authorities said there is no known threat at the school nor to any children at the school.

The subject who allegedly made the call is currently being questioned about the incident, and LPSO said it will announce if any charges are given or if other information becomes present.