Threatening note found at Morgan City High School (updated)
MORGAN CITY, La. -- An anonymous note written on a small piece of paper threatening Morgan City High School was found late last week, Principal Mickey Fabre said.
The two sentence note, written on a 50-cent sized piece of paper, was found in a classroom and turned over to administration, Fabre said.
Both he and Morgan City Police Chief Travis Crouch said the note did not contain a “hit list” of any kind, as had been rumored on social media.
Crouch reiterated the point: “There is no list of teachers, faculty or students. (The note) did not spell that out.
The administration identified a potential match to the handwriting, and the person of interest was interviewed by police, Fabre said. At this time, according to Crouch, there is no official suspect.
Crouch said police are not releasing the contents of the two-sentence note as an aid to their investigation. Only the person who wrote the note will be able to identify its specific contents, he explained.
“We’re doing everything we can on our part to ensure the school is safe,” Crouch said. Fabre indicated there would be an increased, visible police presence at the school, an additional metal detector and increased searches of the school as precautionary measures.
Both Fabre and Crouch said the threat is being taken seriously, and the perpetrator will be prosecuted if he or she is found.
In a message sent to parents through the school’s automated system, Fabre said “please rest assured that we take the safety of our children very seriously and all threats to the safety and well-being of our student body will be investigated thoroughly. The consequences for anyone found guilty of making such threats will be swift and severe.”