Joshua Jones makes threats to “shoot up a school or church”; upset over his coverage on Scoop: Nashville

33-year-old Joshua Jones called the non-emergency line in Nashville today and stated he had the money to buy a weapon and would follow through with threats he had made. He further stated he would “go shoot up a school or a church,” and didn’t care if kids were there or not. Jones told dispatchers he wanted to do this “due to a post on Scoop Nashville about him making threats,” referencing a 2019 story that detailed Jones calling in a bomb threat to St. Thomas Hospital and a 2020 story in which he threatened courthouse staff. Jones stated he would “stab any officer that would respond” and gave his full name during the call to dispatch. When officers made contact with Jones, he stated he would carry out the threats since they were going to arrest him.

Man threatens act of terrorism: “I’m gonna shoot everyone I can in downtown Nashville…”

30-year-old Joshua Jones was charged with an act of terrorism when he called the Emergency Communication Center and Mobile Crisis with threats specific towards their staff, courthouse occupants, the general downtown Nashville population, and others.