While no motive behind the Oct. 18 bomb threat made to Texas State has been determined, investigators say a former Texas State student is behind the incident.
Brittany Nicole Henderson, 19, was arrested Oct. 23 by Bryan Police after investigators traced a threatening email containing the bomb threat to an account that allegedly belongs to her, said Daniel Benitez, University Police Department captain.
Three emails were sent to a Texas State admissions counselor from a Yahoo address containing Henderson’s name. Investigators were able to track Henderson after filing an emergency disclosure request, according to the affidavit of probable cause for arrest warrant.
According to court documents obtained by The University Star, the first email sent from Henderson’s account on Oct. 18 at 8:20 a.m. said she planned to “blow Texas State up to small little pieces starting with the admissions office today at three central time.”
A second email received at 11:37 p.m. the same day reiterated the threat, the documents stated.
“You called the police now i really will blow it up first thing in the morning dumb bitch i am glad i am not a student anymore and you will not find me i am deleting my account,” the email said.
The third email was sent the next day, Oct. 19, from the same account.
“I will not be arrested because they have no proof i did anything because i never brought the bomb on campus but i will tomorrow and they will not be able to find me because im at my house i hate texas state for life the police better not come back here to my house either :) my family will not tell where i am at or whose desktop im on,” the email said.
Benitez said while investigators are still looking into a motive, one has not been confirmed at this time.
Henderson is charged with a Class A misdemeanor for making a false claim, and a third degree felony for making a terroristic threat, according to the documents.
Henderson was enrolled at Texas State in fall 2011, Benitez said. Henderson, who is listed as a nursing freshman on Catsweb, withdrew from the university Sept. 26.
“Right now I can’t comment on Texas A&M’s ongoing investigation, just as ours is still ongoing, but we are in talks to see if the two are related or in anyway connected,” Benitez said.
Texas A&M investigators are working withto see if the bomb threats to each institution are connected, Benitez said. Texas A&M received also received a bomb threat via email Oct. 19, the day after Texas State’s threat.