19-year-old charged with threatening violence at high school graduation
A threat made regarding violence at the Wingfield High School graduation has ended with a 19-year-old in jail, charged with making a terroristic threat.
The state Department of Public Safety said in a press release that officers with the Capitol Police and the Jackson Public School District were made aware Tuesday of a “terroristic threat” on social media regarding the Wingfield graduation, which is scheduled for 1 p.m. today.
Capitol Police, with help from the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the state Office of Homeland Security, conducted an investigation that led to the arrest of Jacory Tyrone Mitchell, who was charged with the felony. No bond has been set.
“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.”