Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Remain calm. All is well.

Jackson State University issued the following statement.

A lockdown has been lifted at Jackson State University after an incident involving two contract workers sparked worries of an active shooter on campus, JSU Police Chief Thomas Albright said.

The two cleaning personnel got into a verbal altercation Wednesday morning and one threatened to get a weapon, Albright said.

"From there, information got out that there was an active shooter on campus. At this time, there is no active shooter on campus. The campus is safe," Albright said. "Sometimes just a small portion of information gets out and it gets misrepresented, and once (that) information gets out there, it's out there."

A portion of the campus was on lockdown for about 30 minutes, Albright said.

"Once we found out that it was false information, we put communication out there that the campus was safe," Albright said.

The man who threatened to get a weapon never had a gun, Albright said. Both men were being questioned by campus police, Albright said.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just got off the Parchman thread and now come over here to read about 'lockdown' at JSU. Hmmm.

Anonymous said...

Be cool, Be cool!

Anonymous said...

By "contract workers", do you mean "contract killers"?

Louis LeFleur said...

I know it's wrong, but I can't but find this a little funny or at least entertaining. Two custodians (most likely) get in an argument and, as is unfortunately typical of this day and age, one (both?) threaten serious bodily injury or death to the other. Then absolutely nothing happens other than an over reaction typical of our times. Seriously, this sounds like a script from Sanford & Son. Insert Fred and Grady!

F mickns said...

On a more serious not, does anyone have any inside follow up info on the Ole Miss TB situation>?

Dwayne F. Schneider said...

Say it ain't so!!!

Anonymous said...

@ 2:56...

You would have to include Esther in any altercation script, plus for bonus points a cameo appearance by Julio would be in order !!!!!

Louis LeFleur said...

4/18 @ 10:00, Esther would certainly be involved somewhere in the script, but Bubba and probably Rollo would come into play long before Julio.

P.S. Rollo, of course, would actually have a gun.

F mickns said...

April 16, 2018 at 1:56 PM Anonymous said...
"At this point, the only legitimate avenue for the zoo to continue to operate at the current location is to partner with the state and make the zoo a state zoo or state park. I'd do this thru Jackson State University, adding an Animal Sciences degree to their offerings and making the zoo a part of the training, etc. This can be accompanied with state funding for a massive amount of one-time improvements, etc.

Of course, this will never happen."

FM SAYS: Hey King, I thought the Zoo had some kind of reciprocal relationship with the MSU School of Veterinary Science?

Also, I'm almost sure MSU and the Zoo could get grants for this activity using MSU's designation as a Land Grant College for leverage.

Alcorn is a Land Grant College too. Anybody at the Zoo talking to them for cooperative grant opportunities?

Not to mention a USDA Grant to build a demonstration Community Garden exhibit.

Possibly partner with Benita Burt's Community Garden Program installation at the Jackson Mall?
Is anyone looking?

This Zoo management board, in my opinion, needs to be either expanded or restarted utilizing the number one rule for forming boards. You need a critical mass of your board members who are either wealthy or have meaningful relationships with folks/corporations who are wealthy.

Remember when the Mississippi Museum of Art (MMA), located in the Municipal Arts Center, was struggling? Well I don't know how Betsy Bradly did it, but the current MMA is blowing and going in a new modern facility. Did wealthy donors/supporters step up? Somebody from the Zoo please take Betsy out to lunch or something for insider knowledge.

The International Ballet Competition has been subsidized by one or two wealthy oil families since its inception. Without the wealthy supporters the competition would have probably been lost a long time ago.

In the 70's, and I lived through it, Central Park in NYC was a stain on the City. The park was saved when wealthy donors/corporations decided that they didn't want their backyard to be an eyesore.

I've come up with these ideas just sitting here on my sick bed.

Is ANYBODY on the Zoo board have the ability to think outside of their failing thought box?

Hey King what's going on over there?

F mickns said...

http://jacksonzoo.org/jackson-zoo-partnership-msu-cvm/

Anonymous said...

" The park was saved when wealthy donors/corporations decided ........"

Hahaha. "wealthy donors" :-) "corporations" :-)

What's next? Unicorns? Flying monkeys?

This is Mississippi, not NYC.

Anonymous said...

Once again, Mickens almost makes sense but then blows it by suggesting a 'community garden' at the zoo.

There are least thirty reasons that suggestion is nonsense, but I'll mention just one: If you had a dozen rows of 'community tomatoes' at the zoo, you'd find the plants empty as soon as they bore fruit and you'd find two or three bums selling them in front of office buildings on East Capitol.

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