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Two more school threats reported, these in South Louisiana

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PONCHATOULA, La. (KNOE 8 News) - With a threat against a school in North Louisiana still fresh on parents' minds, now two more threats have popped up, these two in the southern part of the state.

Authorities are investigating two threats made at Louisiana schools in Ponchatoula and Belle Chasse.

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 says the letters were "very similar in nature" and appeared to be from the same person or people.

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