(Tunica, MS) There are new details about a Tunica teenager shot and killed a few feet from his home, reportedly by his classmate.
The teen’s mother said she told deputies his accused killer and Rosa Fort High classmate, 17-year-old Cortez Bass, talked about killing her son on social media for months, but nothing was done.
Cortez is charged with murder and cyberstalking.
Deputies say Bass posted on social media how he was going to kill Donterrius Jackson, but were only told about it twice.
“Miss Jackson has come to file a report with us twice in November and December,” said Commander Cedric Davis with the Tunica Sheriff’s Office.
WREG obtained a copy of those reports and found out Bass was arrested for cyberstalking in December and spent eight days in the Juvenile Detention Center.
Donterrius’s mother, Linda Jackson, said the posts continued and got more detailed.
She said she continued to tell deputies what was going on, “I went over there time after time after time. I called and emailed. I did my part as a mother to protect my son, but the system failed us.”
Deputies are still investigating, gathering clues from Facebook and trying to find out where Bass got the gun.
“It’s possible he received the weapon from a 15-year-old,” said Davis.
In the meantime, Linda Jackson is trying to start a program to stop youth violence and she feels for the parents of the teen accused accusing of killing her son.
She said it’s what her 17-year-old son would have wanted, “My heart is so broken. It’s so heavy. I really feel sorry for them two. Not only did I lose my son. She lost hers.”
Bass is being held at the Tunica County Jail on a $1 million dollar bond.