The Commerce Journal

March 28, 2013

Anonymous email threatens death for grades

By Joseph Hamrick
The Commerce Journal

COMMERCE — Some students really care about their grades.

A student at Texas A&M University-Commerce sent an email to a faculty member stating the person would kill the teacher if the student’s grade was not changed, according to Lt. Jason Bone, crime information officer for the University Police Department.

“We are issuing a subpoena, but it may dead end on us,” he said, and added that virtual crimes are hard to prosecute.

Officers were called into the Pride Rock residential dorms after a tenant called to complain about the smell of marijuana coming from another room.

Bone said the tenant answered his door and allowed the officer to search the room.

“The officer found residue on top of his laptop,” he said. “then the tenant admitted to smoking one outside.”

Since it was only residue, the tenant was not arrested, but will have to speak to faculty about the residue.

According to Bone, many students who have been caught are overconfident in their ability to hide the substance.

“I don’t know why they think they can get away with it,” he said, adding that the smell of marijuana is easily detectable in places such as residence halls.