Jessica Robertson threatens to kill everyone in a school over third-grade retention policy

Jessica Robertson threatens to kill everyone in a school over third-grade retention policy

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20-year-old Jessica Robertson is charged with threatening mass violence against a school after she called J.T. Moore middle school and threatened to kill everyone, stating she was upset about the 3rd-grand retention policy, which makes some students repeat the school year if they do poorly on a single test. Robertson called the school on May 24 and left a voicemail stating, “Hey, I have a question. Why the fuck do y’all government think it’s OK to make goddamn third graders repeat fucking elementary school? Like, what the fuck? I’m gonna kill y’all. Bye.”

School personnel matched the caller ID to a family with prior children at the school and turned the information over to detectives, who visited the family’s home. The parents at the location confirmed the number belonged to their daughter, Jessica Robertson. They said a few days prior, the news was on TV, and Jessica became enraged about this particular story and informed her mother was “going upstairs to call the government!”

Jessica Robertson (MNPD)
Jessica Robertson (MNPD)

Jessica L. Robertson of Stone Mountain Ct in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on June 12th, charged with threat of violence in a school. A judicial commissioner set her bond at $2,000, and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave her pre-trial release from their facility.

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