A 16-year-old Lake Charles high school student has been arrested after making a threat directed at his school.

The male student was reported to school officials after he was overheard by several other students at Barbe High School saying he wanted to kill people according to a release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.

When detectives spoke to the student he admitted making the statements according to the release.

The student was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Parish Juvenile Detention Center on charges of "terrorizing" the release said.