May 302013

By Celine Klosterman

Police in Pennsylvania arrested a man May 19 on suspicion of calling in bomb threats to Regina Catholic Education Center in Iowa City last August and September.
Kashawn Deas, 21, of Allentown, Pa., faces five counts of making threats, a class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $7,500 fine.
One criminal complaint states that he is charged for two calls made to Regina at 8:56 a.m. and 8:59 a.m. Aug. 20. “The defendant demanded money and stated, ‘I am going to blow up the school; get the kids out now!’” A second criminal complaint states Deas called Regina on Sept. 19 at 12:09 p.m., 12:12 p.m.  and 12:33 p.m., again demanding money and threatening, “I am going to run into the school with a bomb strapped to myself; get out now!”

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