Wyatt Johnson, 14, is wanted after he allegedly began making threats to Lusher High School in the Uptown-based Second District on Thursday, Dec. 14, according to a NOPD news release. Investigators obtained a warrant for his arrest on a terrorizing charge, but have not yet been able to locate him, the report states.
Police then tried to locate the teen’s father, 52-year-old Arthur Johnston, the report states, but “Johnston has made efforts to prevent his son from being an arrest.” Arthur Johnston is now being charged with accessory after the fact for terrorizing, the report states.
“We put our Lusher School crisis plan in place from initial report and are working closely with NOPD,” said Lusher School CEO Kathy Reidlinger in a statement Saturday evening. “The safety of our students, parents and community members is our top priority. We will notify you regarding plans for classes on Monday.”
Further details, such as the nature of the threat, were not immediately available. Anyone who can locate either Wyatt Johnton or Arthur Johnston is urged to call the NOPD Second District station at 658-6020 to speak to a detective, or CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.