Former WSU student who threatened to bomb campus pleads guilty
COLFAX, Wash. — The former Washington State University resident advisor who made multiple bomb threats to WSU ‘s campus last August pleaded guilty in court Thursday to one count of felony threat to bomb.
In return for the plea, Whitman County Prosecutor Denis Tracy dropped two additional counts of the same felony.
18-year-old former WSU student Jose Andres Tecuatl was arrested by WSU police in late August for making multiple bomb threats that month. Two of the threats forced the evacuation of dorm Stimson Hall, where Tecuatl was working as a resident advisor.
One threat, which was scratched into a wall in the dorm, included swastikas. Another swastika was written on a whiteboard in the library.
Tecuatl reported most of his own bomb threats to police with the last instance leading to his arrest. WSU police determined that the final threat was printed off Tecuatl’s computer.
Tecuatl was sentenced to 20 days in jail and ordered to perform 80 hours of community service. He apologized during his sentencing hearing Thursday, but didn’t explain his motivation. He has no prior criminal history.