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Texas A&M Bomb Threat: Dereon Kelly charged, second suspect being investigated

Dereon Kelly
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Dereon Kelly
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(CBS/AP) BRYAN, Texas -- A man has been charged in a false bomb threat at Texas A&M and his female friend, who is accused in a similar hoax at another university, is being investigated in both cases.

A&M police Lt. Allan Baron said Tuesday that the two suspects, Dereon Kelly and Brittany Henderson, are in a relationship, but he declined to elaborate.

Kelly and Henderson are jailed on charges of making a terroristic threat. Bond is $150,000 each.

Police allege that on Oct, 19, Kelly emailed a threat to A&M in College Station. Kelly was arrested hours later on unrelated fraud charges. He was charged Monday with the hoax.

Henderson was arrested last week over the Oct. 18 threat at Texas State University in San Marcos. Baron says she is a person of interest in the A&M case.