Church Point High School receives bomb threat
CHURCH POINT – Both Church Point High School and Church Point Elementary School were evacuated after CPHS received a bomb threat Wednesday afternoon at approximately 2:30 p.m., just prior to both schools letting out for the day.
Bomb sniffing dogs were brought in to investigate and no explosive devices were found.
"This was handled extremely well by all parties involved," said Church Point Elementary School Principal Joe Jacobi, "the elementary school and the high school worked extremely well together. I can't say enough about the faculties of both schools."
Jacobi also wanted to thank all the first responders that arrived on the scene.
"I want to thank the police department and fire department," he said.
Responders from Church Point's police and fire departments were aided by Acadian Ambulance and the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office. Representatives from the Acadia Parish School Board were also on hand.
"I also can't say enough about the parents and their patience when they arrived to pick up their children," said Jacobi.
In March 2007, bomb threats were called into both schools as well. In that case also no explosives devices were found.
Wednesday's case remains under investigation.