Lafayette schools taken off lockdown

An “all clear” has been given to lift a lockdown that had been ordered at Carencro High, the W.D. Smith Career Center and Paul Breaux Middle School following an anonymous threat, authorities said.

Lafayette Parish Schools System administrators said they were notified of the threatening call at Carencro High shortly before 10 a.m. and put their crisis management plan into effect immediately.

The W.D. Smith Career Center was also put on lockdown after a student there reported hearing the same thing happening at Carencro was going to happen at W.D. Smith. Paul Breaux Middle School, which is located next to the W.D. Smith Career Center, had put themselves on lockdown as well as a precaution, according to officials at the school.

The students were referencing a movie called “The Purge” in reports about the threat.