According to local reports, two men alleging to be armed bounty hunters entered the campus, but were ultimately detained by the police. One student told KNOE-TV that students were hiding in closets and storage rooms during the scare.
The outlet reported that a teacher saw two armed men at the school and immediately alerted school administrators and police. The two suspects were identified as 57-year-old Matthew W. Hutson and 36-year-old Theodore Christopher Herr. Both were carrying firearms.
"We were all locked in a storage closet in the shop of one of the buildings, and I didn't even have service in there, and there were, like, 30 of us crammed into this little closet," one student told the station.
West Monroe High School shared a Facebook post after the two men were arrested.
"This morning we initiated a lock-down on our West Monroe High School campus with the discovery of two unauthorized armed men," the school's statement read. "The Administration immediately locked down in order to keep students out of harm's way. We are thankful for the quick actions of our law enforcement partners, staff, and faculty to ensure everyone's safety this time and anytime a lock-down is needed."
What about the video?
Robertson captioned the video of the choir, "This will give you chills."
"Mia and her choir were under lockdown today, still unaware of the unfolding situation with two armed men on campus," he wrote. "The choir broke out in song, worshipping their Great God Almighty, and Mia filmed it in the dark while they waited for answers."
The schoolchildren can be heard singing, and breaking out into cheers when they received the all-clear notice from the police.
"Praise God Almighty!" the students cheered.
Police charged Hutson and Herr with carrying a firearm or dangerous weapon on school property, unlawful disruption of the operation of a public school, and criminal trespass.
According to the arrest affidavit for Hutson, he initially said he was serving a warrant as a fugitive recovery agent. After being arrested, he reportedly said he was looking to see what his girlfriend's granddaughter looks like because she was selling or possessing drugs.