Brawl at Livonia High School Forced Lockdown, School Closed on Friday
A Pointe Coupee Parish high school is closed on Friday after a violent fight forced the campus to go on lockdown Thursday morning.
The incident happened at Livonia High and as a result of the brawl, two juveniles were taken into custody. One student was taken to a local hospital bleeding with a laceration to the head.
Baton Rouge TV station WAFB said they were sent photos and a video that showed a large amount of blood on the floor of a classroom at the school.
The fight led to a brief lockdown of the school around 8:00 am on Thursday. And as a result of the fight, the school will be closed on Friday, September 2.
The school was already closed on Monday for the Labor Day weekend. Classes will resume on Tuesday, September 6, according to Superintendent Kim Canezaro.
Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Rene Thibodeaux said three individuals were responsible for the fight, though it's unclear at this time whether anyone will face criminal charges.
“As of right now, we still have not recovered any weapon to say that there was a stabbing. However, it is still under investigation,” Sheriff Thibodeaux said.
“With an abundance of caution and talking with the school board, they’ve made the decision to close school tomorrow until further investigation,” added Thibodeaux.
The school's Week 1 football game at home against Port Barre is still scheduled for this evening (9/2) and extra security will be in place.
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