Baton Rouge Magnet High School and Catholic High School on lockdown following police investigations

Heavy police presence after active threat received at school campus on Government Street Wednesday

Baton Rouge, LA police are investigating incident reports at Baton Rouge Magnet High School. According to reports, the campus was placed on lockdown following a threat potential threat Wednesday. A substantial law enforcement presence was initially observed in the vicinity of the educational institution situated on Government Street at approximately midday.

The university was placed under a state of lockdown; however, specific information regarding the event that prompted the response from law police was not accessible. As a precautionary measure, Catholic High, situated in close proximity to Baton Rouge High, was also placed on lockdown.

According to reports, St. Joseph’s Academy has implemented enhanced security measures in reaction to the incident at Baton Rouge High School. The Baton Rouge Police Department (BRPD) and the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office were observed to have participated in the reaction.


ALSO READ; Baton Rouge Police Department Officer Troy Lawrence Jr. on leave following complaint

An administrative leave has been imposed on a police officer who has been implicated in many complaints, resulting in significant financial losses for the city parish. This action has been taken in response to an ongoing internal inquiry. On Wednesday, the Baton Rouge Police Department announced that Troy Lawrence Jr. has been placed on paid leave. However, the department did not disclose any specific information regarding the reasons that led to the initiation of the ongoing administrative investigation.

Lawrence is the offspring of Deputy Chief Troy Lawrence Sr. and has been employed at the Baton Rouge Police Department (BRPD) for a duration of four years. According to a report by WBRZ News, the municipal government made a payment of $55,000 in order to resolve a legal case involving allegations of police violence, specifically implicating an individual identified as the younger Lawrence.

The plaintiff in the lawsuit proposed a settlement amount of $40,000 contingent upon Lawrence issuing an apology for his behavior. However, legal representatives from the city parish advised the Metro Council to endorse a settlement of $55,000 instead. Lawrence has been implicated in a minimum of two further cases, resulting in settlement costs exceeding $100,000 for the city.

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