Updated: Friday, 22 Feb 2013, 6:47 PM EST
Published : Friday, 22 Feb 2013, 6:44 PM EST
WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- Before 19-year-old Amanda Bowden allegedly threatened to carry out a mass shooting at Gateway Community College in New Haven, she reportedly threatened to kill a man she met online. Court documents from back in December indicate Amanda was arrested after threatening to shoot a West Haven man she met on Facebook.
24-year-old Kevin Jette of West Haven tells us he met Bowden on Facebook this Fall. He says they exchanged text messages but never met. He says he began to worry about her behavior and ended the online relationship and that's when he says she started threatening his life and his family's.
"I thought it's possible, you know. You never know what anyone can do but um, I just thought she was crazy and that's when I wanted to stop talking to her, definitley. Not only from talking about dead family members," said Jette.
According to court records, these are a couple of messages accompanied by a picture of a long gun that Amanda Bowden sent to him. One message reads, "I hope you have fun getting your head blown off. Another states, " Thas mine on the left, his on the right, have fun dying. LOL."
"She didn't care about her life what makes you think she's gonna care about other peoples lives," said Jette.
On December 11, Jette became so upset with her behavior he called police to report the harrasment. They arrested her and charged her with threatening and harassment.
Jette says he didn't think about her until he saw her name in the news last week and heard she had been accused of threatening a wide scale attack at Gateway Community College in New Haven.
"I'm lucky I got out when I did, you know, 'cause how do I know if I continued speaking to her, that one day she would just snap and take it out on me and my family, you know what I mean," said Jette. "I'm not one to play games like that. If you threaten me with guns and stuff. You know, it's not just a threat now-a-days. Anyone could have a gun so I'm glad called cops on her and I would do it again."