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Belle Chasse student arrested for making threats

Last Modified: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 11:42 AM

PONCHATOULA (AP) — Authorities are investigating two threats made at Louisiana schools.

A Belle Chasse High School student was arrested Monday after threatening to shoot up the school and kill a teacher.

Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Lonnie Greco said 18-year-old Leonard F. Jourdan III was booked with terrorizing.

Greco said Jourdan admitted to detectives that during a class, he allegedly threatened to shoot up the school Friday because he believes the world is coming to an end.

Police in Ponchatoula say threatening letters were received by two elementary school principals on Monday.

Police Chief Bry Layrisson said the letters contained vague threats not directed to anyone in particular.

Layrisson told The Advocate the letters are "very similar in nature" and appear to be from the same person or people.

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