Police seek suspects in Ferriday bomb threats

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 9, 2017

FERRIDAY — After a second false alarm bomb threat at a Ferriday school in as many weeks. Ferriday Police are seeking suspects to prosecute for the crimes.

Ferriday Police investigator Richard Madison said Ferriday Junior High School officials alerted police to the bomb threat the school received at 2:08 p.m. Madison said the children from both the junior high and Ferriday Upper Elementary School were evacuated within minutes and were bussed to their residences.

The upper elementary is next door to the junior high on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

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Madison said the Mississippi Highway Patrol assisted with a bomb-sniffing dog, and the building was cleared at approximately 5 p.m.

Concordia Parish School District Interim Superintendent Loretta Blankenstein said testing is complete in the district.

“There is an ongoing investigation to identify the person responsible for interfering with learning,” she said.

Madison said anyone with information should call him at Ferriday Police Department, 318-757-3606.

“This is a criminal offense,” Madison said. “Anyone found to be committing these acts will be prosecuted to the fullest of the law.”

Ferriday High School was cleared of a bomb threat on Thursday afternoon.