Teen charged with terrorist threat on Mississippi graduation

Published 11:31 am Wednesday, June 1, 2022

A 19-year-old has been arrested and charged with making a terroristic threat pertaining to a Jackson high school graduation.

On Tuesday, May 31, officers with Capitol Police and the Jackson Public School District were made aware of a threat posted on social media pertaining to the Wingfield High School graduation, scheduled for Wednesday, June 1, at 1 p.m. With assistance from the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, Capitol Police conducted an investigation and made an arrest.

Jacorey Tyrone Mitchell, 19, was arrested and charged with felony making of a terroristic threat. He is being held without bond.

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“I am pleased with Capitol Police, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, and Homeland Security for their work on this case,” said Capitol Police Chief Bo Luckey. “When we work together, we move closer toward our goal of making Jackson, Mississippi, a safer place to be.”