UPDATE (2/7/2023) : According to the Sterlington Police Department, an arrest has been made in relation to threat made at Sterlington Middle School. The police continue to encourage parents to inform their children about the consequences of their actions when using social media.

STERLINGTON, La. (KTVE/KARD) — On February 6, 2023, the Sterlington Police Department was informed that a threat was made through a computer gaming system by an unknown individual who planned to cause harm at Sterlington Middle School on February 7, 2023. Officers advised that the threat was most likely made by a child who was playing; however, the department is taking the threat seriously.

NBC 10 has learned that there will be extra security at Sterlington Middle School throughout February 7, 2023, and officers have initiated an investigation into who made the threat.

Chief of Police Barry Bonner says that parents can have a hand in the safety of their children by stepping forward and protecting their children. Chief Bonner says they will work vigilantly on this matter. We will be sure to keep you updated as we receive more details.