LAFAYETTE — A former St. Thomas More High School student was arrested Thursday on allegations of terrorizing after investigators learned the 20-year-old woman had posted threatening messages and images directed at the school on her Facebook account, Lafayette police said Friday.
Jennifer Cornay has since bonded out of the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center following her arrest, according to online jail records.
Lafayette police spokesman Cpl. Paul Mouton said Cornay changed her Facebook profile image to that of the Columbine High School shooters shortly after the Feb. 27 school shooting at a high school in Chardon, Ohio.
Cornay’s Facebook page also included postings of the suicide note written by one of the Columbine High School shooters along with other threatening captions, Mouton said in a news release.
Cornay is also believed to have posted the following quote: “It’s only a matter of time before something this beautiful happens at STM,” Mouton said.
“(Investigators) attempted to interview her and really didn’t get too many answers,” Mouton said.
The postings have since been removed from Cornay’s Facebook page.
St. Thomas More High School Principal Audrey Menard said Cornay is believed to have graduated from the school in 2010.
Cornay has not had any contact with the school since then, Menard said.
Asked for a possible motive for Cornay’s post, Menard responded, “I have no idea. There’s just no way I can read into someone’s mind.”
The principal said a student at the school informed school administrators about Cornay’s post Thursday afternoon. The school immediately contacted police, Menard said.
“We’re just doing everything we can to ensure vigilantly the safety of our students,” Menard said, adding later, “I was grateful they brought it forward.”
Part of Cornay’s bond agreement requires that she stay away from the school, Menard said.
Out of caution, the school also has requested that a police officer be posted at the school, Menard said.