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$20k bail set for woman accused of sending bomb threat from ex's email

Posted at 3:36 PM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 17:20:34-05

BEL AIR, Md. (WMAR) — A judge has set bail at $20,000 for a woman accused of sending a bomb threat to Harford County Community College, from her ex-boyfriend's email account.

Amara Mallory Leonard, 22, of Fairfax, Virginia is charged with making a threat of mass violence, threat of arson, making a false statement, and disturbing school operations.

The threat forced the school to evacuate and cancel all of Friday's scheduled classes, events, and programs.

After sweeping the building and finding no explosives, investigators were able to get in touch with a man whose email account the threat came from.

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The man told detectives that he didn't send the email, and that his account had been hacked by Leonard, who he used to date.

Detectives were able to trace the IP address the email was sent from back to Leonard in Fairfax. During their relationship, Leonard reportedly had access to her ex's password.

In court it was revealed Leonard had no criminal history, and took the breakup hard as it was her first relationship.

The judge was told Leonard suffered from autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

After the hearing the judge agreed to grant Leonard bail, on condition that she stayed away from her ex, the college, and social media.