On Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at 1:59 pm, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriffs Office deputies responded to LaPlace Elementary School in LaPlace for the report of a 13-year-old female student with a knife at school. School administrators received information that the student brought the knife to school and made threats to hurt another female student. School administrators recovered the knife and called the sheriffs office.

Upon conclusion of the initial report, deputies arrested the 13-year-old female student and booked her with carrying a dangerous weapon by a student at school. She was released to the custody of her mother.