Man charged for making bomb threats to two U.S. universities
HOUSTON, Nov 09, 2012 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
A man charged with making a bomb
threat at Texas A&M University is now facing charges for a similar
scare at Texas State University, U.S. media reported on Friday.
A complaint unsealed this week accused Dereon Tayronne Kelly of
using the email account of his girlfriend, Brittany Henderson, to
send a message to an employee with Texas State University on Oct.
18, threatening to blow the school "up to small pieces,"
according to ABC news. A day later, Henderson's email was used
to send a threat to Texas A&M University, according to the report.
The email to Texas A&M University said: "Campus will be bombed
at 12 this afternoon." Both campuses were evacuated. The
complaint said authorities later found text messages Kelly sent to
Henderson admitting to using her email. Kelley will remain at a
federal detention center in Houston pending trial, officials said.
There were also other U.S. universities that became the targets
of bomb threats. In September, telephoned bomb threats at the
University of Texas at Austin, as well as similar threats made to
campuses in North Dakota and Ohio prompted evacuations. No bombs
were found at any of those campuses.
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