A 22-year-old woman allegedly threatened to blow up Pierce College because she was upset about a grade.
Pierce County prosecutors on Monday charged Kenya Taylor with threatening to bomb or injureproperty, and cited recent run-ins she’d had at the school.
A not guilty plea was entered on her behalf in Superior Court, and she was released on her own recognizance, pending the outcome of her case.
Taylor made the threat Friday while speaking with a financial aid officer about work study jobs, according to charging papers.
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The employee told Lakewood police that Taylor said she hated Pierce College and everyone in the school and then threatened to blow it up.
“The employee told the defendant she should not joke about bombing the school,” records show. “The defendant’s appearance became serious and she had a vacant look on her face.
“She told the employee she was ‘not joking and that she would actually do it.’”
After Taylor left the building, the employee reported the threat.
Taylor allegedly denied it to two school administrators who confronted her.
School officials said Taylor recently had a verbal confrontation with a teacher about a grade and a missed project. The teacher called security and officers escorted Taylor off the campus.