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Suspect identified related to lockdown at Webster Parish school

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Sean Welch. Photo courtesy of Webster Parish Sheriff's Office Sean Welch. Photo courtesy of Webster Parish Sheriff's Office
Photo courtesy of Minden Press Herald. Photo courtesy of Minden Press Herald.
WEBSTER PARISH, La. -

Tense moments at a local elementary school.

J.L. Jones in Minden was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning as authorities investigated threats made to an employee of the school.

According to Webster Parish School Board officials, they received a call Monday evening that a school employee was being threatened by a relative, who indicated that the threats may be carried out at the school.

Minden Police confirmed that the relative was the son of the female employee

Police arrived at J.L. Jones around 7a.m. Tuesday and the school was placed on lockdown until the man was taken into custody around 9:30a.m.

The Webster Parish Sheriff's Office obtained warrants for his arrests.

Minden Police maintain that the lockdown was only a precautionary measure. The suspect, later identified as Sean Welch, was never on the school's campus.

Clarification: Initially, KTBS 3 News reported that parents were notified Tuesday morning. Kevin Washington with Webster Parish Student Services says an automated phone call was to be delivered to parents Tuesday afternoon. Washington says that officials followed protocol with the given situation and that some parents were alerted when news of what happened at the school surfaced on social media.

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