When students first reported to campus Wednesday morning at Ville Platte High School, they had to report to the gym an go through TSA-type security measures. Pictured here on the left is Nick Jagneaux (left) searching a student’s book sack, while teacher Patrick Bergeron (right) searches a student. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Safety measures in place after threats force school closures in Evangeline Parish

Evangeline Parish schoold re-opened on Wednesday following threats made against local schools earlier in the week.

Evangeline Parish native Greg LaFleur is pictured here on the LSU Football practice field during a campaign stop while running for Mayor-President of East Baton Rouge Parish. LaFleur, after leaving LSU as a player, spent time as a tight end in the National Football League and as the athletic director of Southern University in Baton Rouge. (Photo courtesy of Greg LaFleur)

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