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GRETNA, LA (KSLA) -
A Jefferson Parish man wearing a tin foil hat has been arrested, accused of threatening to torch 4 south Louisiana schools last week.
A series of threatening phone calls were left Wednesday morning on Fisher High and Marrero Academy's phone answering systems.
The calls led to lockdowns and the evacuation of one school, but no threatening devices were found.
Investigators were able to determine a phone number from where the calls originated. When they called that number, they were greeted by a man who identified himself as Shane Kersey. When questioned about the threatening phone calls at the schools, investigators say Kersey, 32, admitted making the phone calls to four schools that morning, two in Jefferson Parish and two in Plaquemines Parish.
When asked for his current location, Kersey told investigators he was at friend's home in Gretna. That's where they found him, wearing tin foil wrapped around his head, secured by a baseball cap.
He allegedly told investigators the foil was there to prevent microwave signals from entering his head.
Sheriff's spokesman Col. John Fortunato says 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.
Kersey is now also facing two counts of terrorizing, along with being a fugitive from Plaquemines Parish on a simple burglary warrant.
He was booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center.