BELLECHASSE, La. -- A judge ordered a senior of Belle Chasse High School to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
Leonard Jourdan III, 18, was arrested Tuesday after he made threats to 'shoot up' the school and harm a teacher, according to the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office.
Jourdan is scheduled to appear in court Thursday, with the results of the evaluation and the court will decide whether to set bail.
Around 3 p.m. Monday, Plaquemines Parish deputies were called to the school regarding a complaint of threats that were made toward students and teachers at the school. Jourdan allegedly made violent threats, including threatening to kill a teacher, before he had left school. Deputies believed there was no immediate threat at the time, and arrested him a day later.
Jourdan admitted to authorities that while in the presence of schoolmates and a teacher during class that day, he said he was going to shoot up the school on Friday, believing the world is coming to an end based on the Mayan calendar, PPSO said in a statement.
Jourdan told authorities he believed one of his teachers did not like him, and he was going tie up the teacher up and slit the teacher's wrists, according to the sheriff's office. Jourdan, however, said he had made the statements in a joking manner, detectives said in a statement.