Stonehilll College Statement
March 24, 2011
A Connecticut man was charged on March 24 in federal court with making threats against the College.
Sterlynn Robbins of North Branford, Connecticut, was arrested and charged in a criminal complaint with the transmission of a threat to injure the person of another.
If convicted, Robbins faces up to five years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.
Robbins, a former student of the College, allegedly sent a series of text messages to a current student at Stonehill on March 17 and 18, 2011, in which he threatened to "blow up" Stonehill and kill two staff members at the College.
Upon receiving notice of these threats, the Stonehill College Police Department acted immediately. It began working with other law enforcement agencies to respond assertively to the threats. As required by the Clery Act, they also issued a campus-wide alert.
The safety of our community is the top priority of Stonehill College and the College's Police Department, which will continue to assist and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies on this matter.
Robbins was dismissed from Stonehill in the Spring of 2009 after being arrested on assault charges by the Stonehill Police Department.
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