August 17, 2023 by David Miller
Bossier Elementary has been given the all-clear to resume normal operations following a bomb threat
received by Bossier City Police Department Dispatch. Upon receiving information of the threat, the
school administration and School Resource Officer (SRO) were immediately contacted, and the campus
was promptly placed on lockdown.
First responders from the Bossier City Police Department, Bossier City Fire Department, and the Bossier
Sheriff’s Office promptly arrived at the campus to conduct a thorough investigation and search for any
suspicious items. After an extensive search, the campus was declared safe, allowing normal school
activities to resume.
The bomb threat originated from a crisis hotline located in another region of the country. This incident
bears resemblance to similar calls that schools in Bossier Parish have received in recent years, which
were ultimately determined to be hoaxes.
The Bossier Sheriff’s Office, in collaboration with other local law enforcement agencies and Bossier
Schools, takes these threats extremely seriously. We are committed to thoroughly investigating any and
all threats to ensure the safety of our children. The investigation into the origin of the information that
led to today’s law enforcement and fire response will continue.
The swift and coordinated response by the Bossier City Fire Department, Bossier City Police
Department, and the Bossier Sheriff’s Office ensured the safety of the staff and students at Bossier
Elementary. We remain vigilant in our commitment to protecting our students and will not tolerate any
threats to their well-being.