Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office have arrested a man in connection with threats at four Westbank schools. Sherriff’s spokesman Col. John Fortunato says phone threats to burn down the schools were received early on Wednesday morning. “Upon reviewing the numerous recordings left on the school’s phone answering systems, our investigators were able to determine a phone number from where the calls originated,” Fortunato said.
“Shortly thereafter, our investigators called the phone number and in turn were greeted by a subject who identified himself as Shane Kersey. When questioned relative to the threatening phone calls at the schools, Kersey admitted making the phone calls to four schools, two in Jefferson Parish and two in Plaquemines Parish.”
Kersey is a 35-year-old resident of Lafitte, Louisiana, according to police. Fortuanto says Kersey told investigators, “The foil wrapped around his head secured by a baseball cap was there to prevent microwave signals from entering his head.” Authorities say no threatening devices were found at the schools.
According to police, Shane 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 offences. Kersey was booked into the JPCC with two counts of Terrorizing, along with being a fugitive from Plaquemines Parish on a simple burglary warrant.Join the Kaperville Team. Share Your Stories. If You Have Important News You Would Like to Share From Your Area, Send Us an Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Be a Part of the Solution. Join the Revolution.