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Jack Teixeira biography: 13 things about Dighton, Massachusetts man

Jack Michael Teixeira lived in different parts of the United States including Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He grew up in Providence, Rhode Island.
  2. From Providence, he later moved to Dighton, Bristol County, Massachusetts where he lived with his mother Dawn Dufault and stepfather Thomas Dufault.
  3. He was the head of an obscure invite-only Discord chatroom called Thug Shaker Central.
  4. When he was a graduating high school senior at Dighton-Rehoboth High School in North Dighton, Massachusetts, he enlisted in the Massachusetts Air National Guard as a member of the 102nd Intelligence Wing located at Joint Base Cape Cod in Cape Cod, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.
  5. In 2011, his parents divorced.
  6. In 2017, his mother started Bayberry Farm & Flower Company, a flower business based in their residence in Dighton.
  7. In April 2019, his stepfather Thomas retired from the military.
  8. In 2020, he graduated from Dighton-Rehoboth High School.
  9. In 2021, the U.S. government granted him a top secret security clearance while he was working as an information technology specialist in the intelligence wing of the Massachusetts National Guard at Otis Air National Guard Base in Cape Cod. He allegedly leaked classified documents from the U.S. Department of Defense, which contained key information about the espionage efforts of the U.S .against Russia and Ukraine’s military planning.
  10. On April 13, 2023, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents arrested him at his family home in Dighton.
  11. On April 14, 2023, he appeared before a federal judge in court in Boston, Massachusetts without entering a plea.
  12. He was 21 years old when he was officially charged on April 14, 2023 with unauthorized transmission of defense information, unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents.
  13. On April 19, 2023, he will be back in court for a hearing to determine whether he will remain behind bars while he awaits trial.

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