Man arrested in Jefferson Parish after threatening multiple schools
POSTED: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 5:30pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 5:34pm
JEFFERSON PARISH, LA (WDSU) — Jefferson Parish authorities have made an arrest in connection with the threats made to multiple schools Wednesday morning.
Fisher High School in Lafitte and Marrero Academy in Marrero were placed on lockdown Wednesday morning after investigators received multiple calls that the “children would die and the school would burn.”
Authorities arrested 35-year-old Shane Creppel Kersey on two counts of terrorizing along with being a fugitive out of Plaquemines Parish on a simple burglary warrant.
Investigators pinned Kersey after reviewing the schools’ phone records and discovering Kersey’s phone number.
When questioned about the phone calls, Kersey admitted to making the phone calls to four schools Wednesday morning - two in Jefferson Parish and two in Plaquemines Parish.
Kersey told authorities he overheard a conversation at a bus stop in Lafitte that there was going to be some fights between students and that unknown persons were bringing combustible materials to school.
Kersey, whose mugshot showed him wearing aluminum foil on top of his head, told investigators the foil wrapped around his head secured by a baseball cap was there to prevent microwave signals from entering his head.
Kersey was arrested and taken to jail.
Authorities said Kersey has a “very extensive prior criminal history” with arrests on charges of possession of narcotics, simple burglary, aggravated battery, criminal trespassing, theft, illegal possession of a weapon along with numerous traffic related offenses.