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Mississippi Capitol Police, MBI make arrest in terror threat against school

By: Frank Corder - June 2, 2022

The social media threat pertained to the Wingfield High School graduation.

On May 31, officers with the Mississippi Capitol Police and the Jackson Public School District were made aware of a terroristic threat on social media pertaining to the Wingfield High School graduation, scheduled for Wednesday, June 1 at 1 p.m.

Capitol Police, with assistance from agents with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI), as well as the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security conducted an investigation and made an arrest in the matter.

According to a release from the Department of Public Safety ahead on Wednesday morning, 19-year-old Jacorey Tyrone Mitchell was arrested and charged with making a terroristic threat, which is a felony.

No bond has been set at this time.

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

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Frank Corder

Frank Corder is a native of Pascagoula. For nearly two decades, he has reported and offered analysis on government, public policy, business and matters of faith. Frank’s interviews, articles, and columns have been shared throughout Mississippi as well as in national publications such as the Daily Caller. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, providing insight and commentary on the inner workings of the Magnolia State. Frank has served his community in both elected and appointed public office, hosted his own local radio and television programs, and managed private businesses all while being an engaged husband and father. Email Frank: