Suspect arrested for Jefferson Parish school threats

Shane Kersey, 35
Shane Kersey, 35

Gretna, La. - A 35 year-old man is behind bars after he allegedly phoned in threats Wednesday morning to two Jefferson Parish schools.

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Shane Kersey of Lafitte for making the threatening phone calls to Fisher High School in Lafitte and Marrero Academy in Marrero.

Police say upon reviewing the numerous recordings left on Fisher High and Marrero Academy's phone answering systems, investigators were able to determine a phone number from where the calls originated.

JPSO investigators called the number and were greeted by a subject who identified himself as Shane Kersey.  When questioned about the threatening phone calls, Kersey admitted making the phone calls to four schools this morning, two in Jefferson Parish and two in Plaquemines Parish.

When asked for a location he was, Kersey told investigators he was at friend's home in Gretna.

Kersey admitted to making the phone calls and stated he overheard a conversation at a bus stop in Lafitte that there was going to be some fights between students and that someone was bringing combustible materials to school.

Police say Kersey did not contact law enforcement to report this information.

Kersey told investigators the foil wrapped around his head secured by a baseball cap was there to prevent microwave signals from entering his head.

Shane Kersey was booked into the JPCC with two counts of Terrorizing, along with being a fugitive from Plaquemines Parish on a Simple Burglary warrant.

Kersey has a very extensive prior criminal history with multiple arrests for Possession of Narcotics, Simple Burglary, Aggravated Battery, Criminal Trespassing, Theft, Illegal Possession of a Weapon along with numerous traffic related offenses.