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Tacoma woman arrested on threat to bomb charge
"Port Orchard police arrested a Tacoma woman March 19 for posting a bomb threat at a South Kitsap High School alumni website.Pami Lee Perry, 31, declined to discuss the incident with police during their interview with her, invoking her right to an attorney. She is being held on $10,000 bail at the Kitsap County jail until her next hearing, which is scheduled for March 27. Her trial has been scheduled for May 16.Threatening to bomb or injure property is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.Perry, who apparently suffers from some mental health conditions, is on suicide watch at the jail.Port Orchard Police Chief Alan Townsend said police and FBI agents investigating the case found Perry had logged onto the South Kitsap alum's website from a computer at the Tacoma Public Library.Using her real name, she posted a request for information about a reunion for the class of 1989, the year she graduated from South Kitsap High School.Perry then went to several bomb-making websites, which she explored for some time. Then, she returned to the South Kitsap High School site and left the bomb message, Townsend said.Her message said there were seven small bombs and 12 jumbo bombs on school property and a tenth grader had a gun. She posted, You do not have to believe me, but im (sic) telling the true (sic). Some of the bombs are so small you well (sic) never find them tell it to (sic) late. She signed the message, From JAJ.After leaving the bomb threat message, Perry apparently searched for the Mary Lyon school, Bremerton High School and Quest public assistance websites.Perry initially denied being at the Tacoma Public Library during questioning. When police confronted her with her message requesting information about the class reunion, she admitted leaving the post but denied making the bomb threat. She suggested someone logged onto the computer with her user name and password after she left. She later admitted she looked up bomb-making websites out of curiosity.While police and school administrators initially thought Perry's post was related to a bomb threat left on school property March 19, police now believe the two are unrelated.They are still looking for the person who scribbled a bomb threat on a talent show flyer in a South Kitsap High School girls' restroom March 19. The note indicated a bomb would explode at the school at noon that day. School administrators evacuated the school at 11:30 a.m. and called in law enforcement and the bomb-detecting dog from Subase Bangor to search for any explosives. No bombs were found. Townsend lauded the work of the law enforcement personnel involved in searching the school and tracking down Perry. I want to credit the work of (Port Orchard Police Department School Resources Officer) Bob MacFann, Detective (Jerry) Jensen and the FBI, Townsend said. All three worked quickly and well to get this cleared up. "