Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced one of the students facing charges in reference to reported threats to Thibodaux High School has been booked. Keith Usea (age 17) of Chackbay was arrested on Tuesday, February 27 and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center following a mental health evaluation. He is charged with Terrorizing and Simple Assault.
As previously reported, on Monday, February 19, a school administrator reported to a school resource officer that students had come forward about a 17-year-old male student, now identified as Usea, allegedly having a list of students he planned to kill. Through investigation, detectives learned another 17-year-old male student allegedly planned to assist Usea in killing students on the list. Detectives made contact with both students, and both admitted to their involvements. Usea told investigators he had created a list on paper some time during the previous school year, but he claimed to have disposed of it. He also described a plan to detectives to bring a shotgun to school to kill specific students. During questioning, the other student admitted to knowing about Usea’s plan and agreeing to assist him. Detectives obtained warrants for the arrest of both individuals. They were then sent to hospitals for mental health evaluations prior to arrest and booking.
Usea was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on charges of Terrorizing and Simple Assault on Tuesday. His bond is set at $1,010,000.
The second student will be booked on the charge of Terrorizing following his mental health evaluation, and his identity will be withheld until he is booked. His bond will be set at $1 million.
This case remains under investigation. Both students have been suspended from school pending an expulsion hearing.