Parents calling WWL Radio have said their children told them they have been removed from Fisher and taken to the nearby elementary school after threats to Fisher Middle-High School.
Schools Superintendent Dr. James Meza says they evacuated the schools out of an abundance of caution. He says the sheriff's office brought in K9, bomb sniffing dogs, and checked the schools for possible threats.
He said, "The children are absolutely safe."
Listen to Meza talking with WWL Radio at 9:00 this morning:
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office sent local news media this advisory just before 8:30 this morning:
Around 6:36 AM today, our 911 Center received a call from the faculty at Fisher High School in Lafitte advising a male caller phoned the school, threatened to burn down the school and harm the children.
Shortly thereafter, at 7:20 AM today, our 911 Center received a call from the facility at Marrero Academy in Marrero advising a male caller phoned the school advising there would be a big problem at the school today, children would be harmed and he was going to burn down the school.
As a result of these threats both schools are presently on lock-down, JPSO essential personal are on-scene. additional notifications have been made to assisting Jefferson Parish agencies.
We have no other information on the person who made the threats at this time.