MEMPHIS — A 19-year-old man was arrested and charged with threatening a school official after police claimed he made death threats against students and teachers at a high school he previously attended.
Jamal Smith was arrested at Millington High School. The school was placed on lockdown after Smith posted the death threats on Facebook.
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Jamal Smith’s mother died two weeks ago. Monday, the grieving teen told everyone on his social network he now “has nothing to lose.” In posts, he bragged about buying hundreds of dollars worth of ammunition and talked about searching for people to kill. His next post identifies Millington Central High School specifically.
“I think I’ll shoot the school up just to take the pain away,” Smith writes. The third post begins, “This is a warning. I got a list of all the people I will target.” Smith lists students, coaches, teachers, even the principal and assistant principal. The last line reads, “these people need to die.”