Massachusetts man charged with making bomb threats to schools

A man from Stoughton, Massachusetts has been arrested in regards to bomb threats, made from his mother’s email address. The threats were issued to an elementary school, a high school, and three colleges.

The Boston Herald reports that 24-year-old Anthony Rae, is being charged with making bomb threats to schools in Illinois, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and North Carolina. According to FBI special agent Jennifer Kleen, Rae gained access to his mother’s personal email account to send multiple bomb threats to the Norwood, Massachusetts ITT Technical Institute Campus.

An email sent to the school earlier this year gave the date and time of a potential bombing, and said that the bombing would be done, “just for my pleasure,” according to an affidavit from Agent Kleen.

A second, similar email surfaced on June 14th, with an almost identical message. Authorities say the subject of the email was simply, “BOOM!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?”

Rae made more threats, despite contact with authorities, sending similar emails to a Norwood elementary and high school. His home was searched after the second threat toward ITT Technical Institute. He was arrested, but released shortly after, while under GPS monitoring. He sent his most recent threat to North Carolina State on September 19th.

The email to North Carolina state read, “Rae wrote: “I will bomb your school Thursday at any time day or night, hahahaha,” according to the affidavit.

Rae is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday afternoon. If he is found guilty of the pending charges, he could spend up to ten years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. He may also receive a fine of up to $250,000 dollars.

 

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