3 arrested in noose incident at Westminster Christian Academy

OPELOUSAS, La. (KLFY) – 3 Westminster Christian Academy students have been arrested for allegedly hanging a noose at the school’s campus.

18-year-old Judah barber of Opelousas was charged with public display of a noose with the intent to intimidate. He turned himself in on Thursday and was released on a $5,000 bond. 2 younger students were booked and released to the custody of their parents.

Several baseball players at Westminster allegedly made the noose and hung it at the baseball field on March 7th. St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz says the public display of a hangman’s noose is a felony and could result in up to one year in jail. Westminster Christian Academy says the three students involved are no longer enrolled at the school.

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