Expelled student charged with emailing death threats to school leaders

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 8:18pm
Staff reports

Police arrested an 18-year-old former Pearl Cohn High School student and charged him with three counts of harassment for allegedly emailing death threats to three of the school’s administrators.

An investigation by Metro police with help from Metro Schools’ Information Technology staff identified Reginald Bowers as the person who sent the emails Monday from a John Doe Yahoo account on a computer at the Cohn Adult Learning Center. Bowers had been expelled from Pearl Cohn earlier in the school year.

Police said Bowers admitted to sending the emails because he was upset over being expelled. Detectives did not believe, however, that Bowers actually planned to harm any of those threatened.

Bowers was booked and released from jail on $5,000 bond.

1 Comment on this post:

By: dargent7 on 5/20/10 at 5:53

Yes, what a fine young man. Expelled from school? Mailing death threats?
Somebody on his family tree better do an intervention, and quick.
This punk is ripe for an armed robbery, rape, or some other violent act against society. Then go to prison for 10 years and come out even more angry at the world. Where's his parents? Arrest them too.