Stafford County mom admits bomb threat
A woman accused of threatening to blow up the Stafford school administration offices last year pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor Wednesday.
Constancia Ann Ford, 47, was convicted in Stafford Circuit Court of disorderly conduct. She received a suspended 12-month jail sentence and a $500 fine and was ordered to perform 100 hours of community service.
Ford, who had no prior criminal record, had been charged with felony threat to bomb in connection with the Sept. 5 incident at the administration offices off U.S. 1 in the courthouse area. Prosecutor Amy Casey dropped the felony charge and agreed to the misdemeanor disposition.
According to Casey, Ford showed up at the county office that day demanding to meet with Superintendent Randy Bridges. She was upset about a matter involving her daughter at one of the county elementary schools.
Ford didn’t have an appointment and was unable to get a meeting with Bridges and became more angered, Casey said. At one point she indicated to office personnel that if she didn’t see Bridges right away she was “going to put a bomb under the [expletive] building and blow their asses up.”
Ford eventually left without taking any steps to carry out the threat. She was arrested following a subsequent investigation.
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