Suspect arrested for making school threats
(JPSO) – As the investigation into this morning’s threatening phone call incidents at Fisher High School in Lafitte and Marrero Academy in Marrero continued, information developed resulted in the arrest of Shane C. Kersey, W/M, 35, of Fisher Street in Lafitte.
Investigators from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Bureau/School Intervention Unit responded to both schools this morning and began a follow-up investigation in an effort to identify and arrest the person believed responsible for making the threatening phone calls. Upon reviewing the numerous recordings left on Fisher High and Marrero Academy’s phone answering systems, our investigators were able to determine a phone number from where the calls originated. 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 this morning, two in Jefferson Parish and two in Plaquemines Parish. When asked for a current location where Kersey was, he told investigators he was at friend’s home in Gretna. Detectives proceeded to the Gretna address and located Shane Kersey.
After being transported to the JPSO CIB, Kersey, once again admitted making the phone calls to the schools mentioned above. Kersey also stated 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. At no time, did Shane Kersey contact any law enforcement agency 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 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.