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UPDATED: It has been reported that the student accused of making threats against Merryville High School was picked up last night by the Merryville Police Department with assistance from the Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office. The situation is being handled and students, faculty and staff at the school are safe.

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Parents of students who attend Merryville High School have alerted the Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office and the Beauregard Parish School board that threats have been made against the school.

The Sheriff's Office has indicated that they are investigating and that the safety of the students is their top priority. The Sheriff's Office says they will ensure that the students will be safe.

Multiple parents have indicated they will be keeping their children home until the issue has been resolved.

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