Jacob Bankston, 17, 433 Tiffany Street, Patterson, LA was arrested on January 19, 2017 at 2:48 pm for terrorizing and criminal mischief. At approximately 1:30 pm this afternoon, a School Resource Officer received information from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline that a student at Patterson High School may possibly have a gun on campus. Units immediately responded to the school, identified Bankston as the subject involved, and detained him. Deputies simultaneously conducted a search of the school. No weapon was located. During the investigation, detectives found evidence that Bankston intentionally made false statements threatening violence at the school. Bankston was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center. No bail is set. The investigation is ongoing.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office
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