BEL AIR, Md. (WMAR) — A woman is in custody after allegedly hacking her ex's email account and threatening to bomb Harford Community College.
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.
A staff member initially found the threat in an email sent a night earlier, that said someone was going to plant pipe bombs on campus.
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.
The man told detectives that he didn't send the email, and that his account had been hacked by a woman he used to be in a relationship with.
That information led police to Leonard, who turned herself into the Harford County Detention Center on Saturday.
She's currently being held without bond.