Pair Charged in East Hampton Middle School Bomb Scare Appear in Court

Sean Doran and Kayla Sypek were bonded out today.


The two East Hampton residents charged with planting a fake bomb at East Hampton Middle School on Saturday appeared in Middletown Superior Court today and each had their bond reduced from $100,000 to $50,000.

Sean Doran, 20, of 59 South Main St., and Kayla Sypek, 20, of 17 Staeth Road, spent most of their weekend in jail since being arrested shortly after noon on Saturday.

The pair, police said, admitted to planting a fake bomb at the middle school around 2 a.m. Saturday morning after finding it at a nearby paintball facility.

Doran and Sypek were expected to make bond today and be released.

The middle school opened today for classes on schedule, as did the town's other three schools.

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The incident forced the lockdown of the middle school on Saturday and local police had to call in the state police bomb squad to X-ray the package before realizing it was fake.

According to court documents Sypek, whose 2-year-old daughter was in the car when police stopped her and Doran on Saturday afternoon, works at the Belltown Day Care facility and Doran works for a local landscaping company.

The two were each charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, first-degree threatening and first-degree breach of peace, all felonies. The FBI is also investigating and the pair could face felony charges as well, police said.

Ex Republican January 14, 2013 at 10:15 PM
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