A Georgia woman has been accused of threatening to blow up daycare centers where she’s been employed in the past.
Jasmine Jaquel Bradley, 26, of Macon, Georgia has been charged with making interstate bomb threats, threatening interstate communications and conveying false information and perpetuating a hoax against Child Care Network School, Federal prosecutors said Friday.
Bradley was arrested Thursday outside of the Childcare Network, where she had been working, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.
The FBI began investigating similar bomb threats at local daycare centers, which led to Bradley’s arrest according to US Attorney GF Peterman III, as reported by WMAZ.
Bradley texted employees of Bright Star Learning Center in Macon multiple times in January, telling them a bomb would go off if they opened the facility, prosecutors said.
On Monday, a Facebook user wrote on the Child Care Network School’s page that a bomb was planted underground and vowed to ‘blow up every little face in that center,’ prosecutors said.
That threat was later traced to Bradley through her cell phone number, prosecutors said.
Bradley had worked at both daycare centers, they said.
The FBI conducted their investigation jointly with the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.
‘The arrest of Jasmine Bradley is proof that bomb threats against our children or hoax threats against places of business will not be tolerated in Bibb County. I commend the immediate action of our deputies, including the bomb unit, and Macon-Bibb fire personnel at the time the threat in Macon-Bibb was originally called in. We can all be proud of the diligent work of Bibb investigators and FBI agents which resulted in an arrest in this case,’ Sheriff David Davis said.
The penalty if Bradley is convicted could be up to 10 years in federal prison.
As of Thursday even, she was being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center without bond.
It wasn’t immediately known whether Bradley has a lawyer who could be reached.