All clear at Bogalusa High

Published 2:34 pm Friday, March 8, 2013

After a student reported overhearing a conversation that seemed to indicate that another student had a gun in a classroom at Bogalusa High School early Friday afternoon, the Bogalusa Police Department immediately put the school on lock-down and conducted a search, according to Chief Joe Culpepper.

“We found nothing,” he said.

Whether one student was playing a joke or another misheard a conversation, Culpepper said he had no problem checking out a possibility that, if real, could have resulted in injury or worse. He would rather take unnecessary action to keep the kids safe than to be sorry, he said.

Culpepper said he does not discourage anyone from reporting a potential crime, especially one that could be dangerous.