Graduate teaching assistant Mariam Jamila was arrested in connection with making a terroristic threat and booked into Tarrant County Jail on Nov. 22.

The threat was made via email, UTA spokesperson Joe Carpenter said in an email.

“The alleged threat was quickly assessed by authorities,” Carpenter said. “While I cannot elaborate on the specific details or nature of the alleged threat, it was quickly determined that the alleged threat was not directed toward any students and that there was no risk to students.”

Carpenter said Jamila is a student at UTA but could not comment on whether she was suspended or not because of privacy concerns. She taught courses in the Information Systems and Operations Management Department but will no longer teach at UTA.

Jamila was charged with a class B misdemeanor. According to the Texas Penal Code, a class B misdemeanor is punishable by a fine not to exceed $2,000, up to 180 days in jail or both.


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