Authorities: Threat to Rosepine High ‘unfounded’

Published 5:20 pm Friday, March 11, 2022

A threat made over the phone to school officials at Rosepine High School on Thursday has been declared “unfounded,” according to Vernon Parish authorities.
The school campus was placed on lockdown Thursday afternoon just before 12:30 p.m. after authorities said Assistant Principal Lori Partridge received a threatening phone call at the school from a blocked number.
Sheriff Sam Craft told the American Press the caller “insinuated that a person was present on the campus and was going to cause harm,” and the school went into immediate lockdown per its protocol.
Craft, along with VPSO deputies and detectives, responded to the school and met with Rosepine police officers and school resource officers to perform a thorough search of the school. Craft said that included a search of the student body, classrooms, lockers, and all outside buildings at the school.
“No weapons were located and at this time the threat is considered unfounded,” Craft said.
The investigation into the threat is ongoing and Craft said that every effort through technical means is being made to identify the caller.
He said anyone found to be responsible for the threat will be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.