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BELL CITY, LA (KPLC) -
A 41-year-old Hayes man is accused of making a threat against Bell City School.
According to a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, Warren A. LeBlanc allegedly told a friend Thursday that he was going to go to the school and "shoot up the school" Friday morning. He was arrested following an investigation.
"She alerted school officials this morning of LeBlanc's threat. The school was immediately placed on lock down for precautionary measures," authorities said in the release.
LeBlanc was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center on one count of terrorizing and nine counts of possession of weapons by a convicted felon. His bond is set at $1 million.
Authorities said deputies were able to locate LeBlanc in a vehicle belonging to Thomas P. Crochet, of Hayes, on Highway 90 in Iowa.
Authorities said neither LeBlanc nor Crochet claimed ownership of three firearms found in the car. Because LeBlanc is a convicted felon, he cannot be in the presence of firearms, authorities said.
Authorities said detectives learned that Crochet had an outstanding contempt of court warrant for DWI and other traffic offenses, so he was arrested as well.
Detectives reportedly searched LeBlanc's house and located and confiscated six other guns.
Authorities said LeBlanc is currently on probation through April 2015 for a conviction of unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.