A California woman allegedly threatened to bomb a Catholic all-girls high school in Washington, D.C., after it announced it would include articles on same-sex marriages in its alumnae magazine, according to court filings.
The woman, Sonia Tabizada, is charged with obstructing religious exercise and making interstate bomb threats for allegedly saying she would burn, bomb and kill people at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, which has about 500 students in grades 9-12. Her attorney could not be reached for comment.
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Tabizada allegedly called the school last May and left at least two voicemail messages two days after the school announced it would start publishing information about same-sex weddings in its alumnae magazine, according to a Dec. 6 grand jury indictment.
A letter sent by the school’s president emerita to alumnae informing them of the decisionwas published in May in The Washington Post. The school’s campus includes a chapel.
Tabizada lived in Southern California, where she learned about the school’s decision to publish same-sex marriage announcements, the indictment states.
“Remove the f—— gay motherf—— from your magazine or I’m going to f—— kill your kids. That’s a promise,” one of the messages said, in part, according to the court document.
A judge ordered Tabizada held in jail until a court proceeding later this month, according to NBC Washington.
An official at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School said Tabizada is not a graduate of the school and has no known ties to it.