The Washington Times reports that the FBI stopped a woman whose intention was to fire bomb and shoot up a community college to wipe out a number of her classmates;
Amanda Bowden, 19, was taken into custody and accused of threatening to go on a Newtown-style killing spree at Gateway Community College, NBC reported. The reference is to the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, during which 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six adults, before committing suicide.
“As alleged, this defendant made a series of threats that described in great detail her intention to carry out a suicidal mass murder at a community college in New Havem” said U.S. Attorney David Fein, in the NBC report.
According to NBC;
Bowden claimed to have guns and claimed that she had constructed at least two napalm-based bombs at her home in East Haven, according to [U.S. Attorney David] Fein.
The FBI and New Haven police chief Dean Esserman notified Gateway Community College President Dorsey Kendrick about the threats on Feb. 5, according to a school spokesperson.
“Chief Esserman and GCC security had been contacted by the FBI, and were told that there was no imminent danger as a result of the post, but an investigation was underway,” said Evelyn Gard. “The chief requested that Dr. Kendrick and GCC security keep the matter confidential until the investigation was complete.”
The photo at the NBC link shows her with a revolver – I guess we should get those out of the hands of women, too. Well, unless it’s a single action which is slower to load and fire.