19-Year-Old Student Arrested on Terrorizing Charges Against Staff of Westminster Christian Academy in Lafayette
A 19-year-old St. Martinville man has been arrested for allegedly making terrorizing threats against the staff of Westminster Christian Academy in Lafayette.
According to the Lafayette Police Department, Gabriel J. Guillory was arrested and booked on one count of terrorizing (felony offense).
An investigation was prompted and started by the Lafayette Parish Police Department's Youth Services Division regarding a threat of violence at the school located at 111 Goshen Lane in Lafayette.
Investigators were alerted of a subject who made threats of violence via social media and directed towards the staff of Westminster Christian Academy.
After a thorough investigation, the arrest occurred and Guillory was booked on Friday into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.
LPD did not provide any further information but said they would give updates via an additional press release, should it be warranted.
If anyone has information regarding this incident, they are asked to contact the Lafayette Police Department or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at (337) 232-TIPS (8477).
WCA school officials did send out an email on Tuesday regarding the incident. In that email, WCA President Ray Casey called it "a highly inappropriate, inflammatory, and potentially threatening social media post directed at our faculty by a student upset over not receiving an award at our academic awards ceremony.”
Casey said that it was determined that the threat was not credible, however, it did result in “the immediate and permanent removal of the student from the campus, non-participation in or attendance at our graduation ceremony, and prohibited access to the WCA Lafayette campus or any WCA school sponsored events.”
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