Investigators have determined the bomb threats made to Texas State and Texas A&M University within a 24-hour span are connected.
According to the Bryan-College Station Eagle, a man was charged Monday for a bomb threat made Oct. 19 to Texas A&M. Dereon Jayronne Kelly, 22, is the former or current boyfriend of Brittany Nicole Henderson. Henderson, 19, is the former Texas State student who made a similar bomb threat Oct. 18 to the university.
Henderson was arrested Oct. 23 by Bryan police. The arrest occurred after investigators traced an email containing the bomb threat to an account allegedly belonging to her, said Daniel Benitez, University Police Department captain.
Henderson is being held on $300,000 bail: $50,000 for each of her three counts of a terroristic threat and three counts of false alarm.
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 was sent Oct. 18 at 8:20 a.m. from Henderson’s account. The email said Henderson 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 investigators are still looking into a motive, although 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 Sept. 26 from the university.