Fourth and fifth grade classes at Alice Boucher Elementary School were shut down following a threat made on Tuesday.

Lafayette Police Spokesman Corporal Paul Mouton says school officials had a plan of action ready after the threat became known to them - that a student would be possibly bringing a knife to campus. The fourth and fifth grade wing was secured by School Resource Officers Wednesday morning to conduct the search.

Cpl. Mouton says school staff identified and found the suspected student, and after searching him, found the knife.

Officers then deemed the campus safe, and the school went back to normal.

Alice Boucher Elementary Principal Laniakia G. Johnson says "students were never in any danger or placed in harms way." Johnson went on to say "routine drills for safety will be conducted throughout the year. These drills may include fire, crisis, weather and any other instance in which we need to keep our students safe."