An alleged poisoning incident involving students at St. Thomas More High School is being investigated by authorities.
The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office released the following statement on Monday evening regarding the incident.
“On October 9, 2019, an incident was reported to the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office regarding the potential poisoning of a student at St. Thomas More High School. The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident, which occurred in the 400 block of E. Farrel Rd. at approximately 1:45 p.m.
One juvenile has been arrested and charged with Aggravated Battery as a result of the investigation. Because this case involves multiple juveniles, and remains under investigation, no further information is available at this time.”
The Diocese of Lafayette also released a statement earlier on Monday pertaining to the incident.
“The Diocese of Lafayette is aware of an incident last week involving three students at St. Thomas More High School. When the incident occurred, the school’s administrative team, along with the school resource officer, immediately followed all proper protocols, providing medical care to the students involved and notifying parents and law enforcement, in accordance with Diocesan policy and civil law. Following the school’s internal investigation of the incident, necessary disciplinary action was taken.”