Dec 162017

Arthur Johnson (via NOPD)

A 14-year-old boy is wanted on a charge of terrorizing after threats he allegedly made at Lusher High School this week, and his father is also wanted for helping him elude police, New Orleans police said.

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.

  2 Responses to “Teen boy, father wanted on terrorizing charges after threats made at Lusher high school”

  1. This story is a botch from line 1. Why lie and act like you don’t know the name of the school, but release the boy’s name? The story shows all of your biases, Robert. You should have your journalist license revoked. I will never read this crummy paper again.

    • The school wasn’t identified in the initial NOPD release yesterday, but we have updated the article with the statement subsequently issued by Lusher.

      The police can release a juvenile’s name when he is wanted and at large, and NOPD has done so in the past.

      Thanks for reading this crummy paper up to this point.

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