A Thibodaux High School student was arrested today after threatening on social media to kill other students, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office said.
Cameron Boudreaux, who will turn 18 on Monday, is charged with cyberstalking and was being held in the Lafourche Parish jail.
Just before 12:30 a.m. today, deputies responded to an online harassment complaint, Sheriff Craig Webre said.
Deputies learned several boys and girls had been receiving threats from Boudreaux over social media, Webre said. Boudreaux allegedly threatened to kill some of the students and said he would bring a gun to school.
Lafourche Parish schools Superintendent Louis Voiron Jr. said the Lafourche Parish School District takes all threats of violence seriously and will take necessary disciplinary actions related to the alleged offense, the Sheriff's Office said.
An investigation is underway as the student is in jail, and he will not be allowed on any school grounds if he posts bond, the Sheriff's Office said.
Thibodaux High School officials said extra security measures will be in place beginning Monday morning.
Last year, more than 12 students were accused of making threats or other remarks that put authorities on alert in Lafourche, Terrebonne and Assumption parishes. Many comments were related to guns.
Those incidents followed a Feb. 14, 2018, rampage that left 17 people dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.