Grandparent carjacked after dropping student off at Jackson school


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Leaders with the Jackson Public School District (JPS) said a grandparent was carjacked while dropping a student off at a college.

The incident happened just after 8:00 a.m. at Cardozo Middle School on Tuesday, November 15.

In response to Sherwin Johnson, executive director of Public Engagement at JPS, a suspect reportedly got here running from a wooded area east of the varsity. He said the suspect didn’t display a weapon to the grandparent, but he threatened to make use of one.

The victim was not injured in the course of the carjacking.

Johnson said the suspect is described as a six-foot white male, mid-to late-thirties of age with a dark beard, wearing a gray Mississippi State hoodie, blue jeans and possibly no shoes driving a stolen 2009 Ford Explorer Limited with a copper color.

Campus Enforcement, Jackson police and Hinds County deputies are working to search out the suspect.

Johnson said Campus Enforcement increased its presence at the varsity following the carjacking, and they’ll collaborate with Jackson police to extend patrols within the areas near the varsity.

Anyone with details about this crime can contact JPS Campus Enforcement at 601-960-8830 or Jackson police at 601-960-1234.

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