EMERSON HILL — A woman threatened to blow up a high school after she found out her daughter failed a Regents exam, a law enforcement source said.
On Tuesday, a guidance counselor who works at Susan Wagner High School on Staten Island called Karen Shearon, 48, around 9 a.m. and said her daughter had failed a Regents exam, the source said.
When Shearon heard the news, she told the counselor "I am going to blow up the school," according to court papers.
Shearon was arrested on Wednesday and charged with aggravated harassment, according to the Staten Island District Attorney's office.
She was expected to be arraigned on Friday.
UPDATE: On March 29, 2016, Shearon's lawyer, Todd Spodek, said that his client has rejected all plea offers from the district attorney and the case will go to trial on May 2016.
"This is a case in which every piece of evidence goes against the charges," Spodek said.
"The complainant was not scared and not one precaution was taken by the school, let alone an evacuation, after a so called bomb threat. I have every confidence that Ms. Shearon will prevail at trial."
Other notable crimes in Staten Island include:
Angel Cabrera, 27, walked into the New Broadview Manor Assisted Living nursing home, at 70 Father Capodanno Blvd., around 1 p.m. on Dec. 30, 2014 and told employees he worked for T-Mobile, according to court papers.
Cabrera showed workers a forged T-Mobile ID for "Alex Martinez" — who does not work for the company — went up to the roof and took copper pipes and wiring, court papers read.
The roof of the nursing home is a T-Mobile cellular site, and Cabrera took over $1,000 in copper pipes from it, according to court papers. He also caused over $1,500 in damages to the spot, court papers read.
Cabrera was arrested Tuesday and charged with burglary, criminal impersonation, grand larceny, criminal mischief, petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and criminal trespass at his arraignment, according to the District Attorney's office.
He was released without bail and is due back in court on March 12, according to online court records.
A lawyer for Cabrera did not respond to request for comment.
► Two men attacked another man on a St. George street last month and stole his clothes and wallet, prosecutors said.
The victim was punched and kicked by Jeffrey Mcdonald, 20, and Gilmore Washington, 21, outside of 165 St. Marks Place on Jan. 25 around 4:20 p.m., according to court papers. Mcdonald and Washington stole the victim's Pelle Pelle leather jacket, Jordan sneakers and wallet, court papers read.
Both Mcdonald and Washington were arrested Tuesday and charged with robbery, assault and harassment at their arraignment, according to the District Attorney.
Mcdonald's bail was set at $10,000 and Washington's was set at $25,000, according to online court records. They're both due back in court on March 23.
The pair were also arrested last year and charged with harassment and assault, according to court records.
A lawyer for Mcdonald did not want to comment for this story and Washington's lawyer did not respond to a request for comment.