Man accused of threatening to kill people at Harris-Stowe

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Harris-Stowe State University.

ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Threats made against individuals at Harris-Stowe State University via social media have landed a local man behind bars, St. Louis police said Monday.

According our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 23-year-old James Jackson Jr. was communicating with somebody via Snapchat on August 31 and asked if there security present on one of the floors of a dorm. Prosecutors said Jackson then called the person he was Snapchatting with and said he was going to shoot three people on campus.

This person alerted security, who then instituted a campus-wide lockdown.

Jackson was later arrested and charged with a felony count of making a terrorist threat. He remains jailed on $15,000 bond. He was already on probation for a recent domestic assault conviction.