When state legislators were debating the “Mississippi Terroristic Threats Law,” Dist. 16 Sen. Angela Turner-Ford (D-West Point) had one primary concern with the bill: Would juveniles charged under the law go straight to circuit court to be tried as adults?
Their anger about perceived slights are all over social media for the whole world to see, with rants about minorities, relationships gone bad or paranoid delusions about perceived slights.
A female juvenile has been arrested in connection with social media posts in February threatening New Hope schools.
Fifteen students in one Florida school district are facing felony charges and prison time for making alleged threats since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre.
The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations, continue to look into a pair of social media posts that threatened violence at New Hope schools that had concerned parents keeping their children out of school Monday.
Authorities have confirmed to The Dispatch they are aware of social media threats against New Hope schools.
Federal authorities warned law enforcement authorities across the nation Friday that Islamic State sympathizers are continuing to call for attacks on churches and other holiday gathering sites.
Authorities cleared both Air France flights bound for Paris from the U.S. that had to be diverted Tuesday night because of anonymous threats received after they had taken off.
Muslims around the U.S. are facing backlash following the deadly attacks in Paris, including vandalism to mosques and Islamic centers, hate-filled phone and online messages and threats of violence.
The University of Missouri said it is has increased security and is investigating online threats, an announcement that again heightened tensions on the campus after days of turmoil.