Federal agents have accused a transgender woman and her transitioning transgender male partner of being connected to 5 bomb threats made over the weekend against the University of Pittsburgh. Alarmingly, more than 90 bomb threats have been made since February 13.
According to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review:
“We have absolutely nothing to do with (the threats), except for wanting the people who are making the threats caught and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said Katherine Anne McCloskey, 55, of Jackson. “Whoever is doing this is a lunatic.”
McCloskey, who was born a man but lives as a woman, and partner Seamus Johnston, 22, who was born female but lives as a male and is undergoing hormone treatments, denied any involvement with the bomb threats. They said they will appear before the grand jury and will surrender two computers for study.
“I’m very afraid, but I’m as confident as any innocent person can be in this country,” Johnston said.
Investigators may believe that Johnston is disgruntled and has possible bad blood with Pitt. He was expelled in January for “indecent exposure” in a men’s locker room.
McCloskey and Johnston said they believe Pitt officials gave their names to federal investigators because of an ongoing legal dispute Johnston has with the university.
The university in January expelled Johnston, a junior computer science student, from Pitt-Johnstown this year and charged him with indecent exposure after he used a men’s locker room. His birth certificate identifies him as female though he is undergoing hormone therapy.
McClosky says the couple themselves received a number of bomb threats at their home themselves a few days ago.
What crazy person is making bomb threats all over the place in Pittsburgh? Weigh in if you think they’re credible at all in the comments.