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A former Texas State University student who withdrew in September was arrested Tuesday in her hometown Bryan for allegedly emailing a bomb threat that caused evacuations at three buildings last week.

Henderson

Brittany Nicole Henderson, 19, is being held in Brazos County Jail awaiting extradition to face charges in Hays County. A statement from Texas State officials this afternoon said will be charged with making a terroristic threat, a third-degree felony; and making a false alarm, a Class A misdemeanor.

A multi-agency investigation that included Texas State university police traced a threat sent to a Texas State admissions counselor the morning of Oct. 18 to an email account allegedly belonging to Henderson, Texas State spokesman Jayme Blaschke said.

Henderson enrolled at Texas State in fall 2011 and withdrew from the university Sept. 26, Blaschke said.

The incident resulted in the evacuation and closure of the Admissions Building and the Tower and San Jacinto residence halls for several hours.

In addition to UPD and the FBI’s Joint Task Force on Terrorists, the investigation included the Austin Police Department Bomb Squad, the San Marcos Police Department, the Texas Highway Patrol, the Hays County Sheriff’s Office, the Bryan Police Department, the Texas Department of Public Safety Fusion Center, the San Marcos Fire Department and the Our Lady of the Lake University Police Department.

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7 thoughts on “Former Texas State student arrested in email bomb threat

  1. Smart enough to get into college but not smart enough to know they would trace right back to her? Do you have to be post-grad to know better?

  2. I’m glad they were able to track down the culprit. Maybe this will help to prevent future false threats.

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