Man who has made threats due to be released

DALLAS -- When Jerry Lee McConnell gets out of the Polk County Jail June 29, he has promised to do "something big" to get back in.

He has talked about shooting school children and made other threats about hurting others and himself.

Exactly what he does, the convicted burglar told Polk County Community Corrections officials, will be "a surprise."

"I will fulfill one of my delusional fantasies when I get out," he reportedly said.

Officials are concerned enough to send out fliers to area schools and alert the media.

McConnell has been in jail for second-degree burglary since Aug. 7, 2000. When he gets out June 29, he will no longer be supervised.

He was previously committed to a mental hospital for threatening to harm himself and others.

He is 20 years old, 6-foot-3-inches tall and weighs 150 pounds. He has brown hair and green eyes.

More information is available by calling Polk County Corrections at 503-623-5226.

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