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District of Connecticut

Thursday, August 1, 2013

East Hampton Man Who Placed Fake Bomb In Front Of East Hampton Middle School Is Sentenced

Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that SEAN DORAN, 21, of East Hampton, was sentenced today by Chief United States District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to three years of probation for placing a fake bomb device at the front doors of East Hampton Middle School on January 12, 2013.  DORAN also was ordered to perform 150 hours of community service and pay a $1,500 fine.

According to court documents and statements made in court, at approximately 8:00 a.m. on January 12, 2013, custodians at the East Hampton Middle School arrived to find a device leaning against the front doors of the school.  The device was a rectangular box, approximately 12 inches by eight inches by four inches in size, taped together with orange and red duct tape, and a white egg timer on top.  School employees contacted the East Hampton Police Department, which subsequently notified the Connecticut State Police Bomb Squad.  The Bomb Squad arrived on the scene and determined that the device did not contain any explosives.

A review of the East Hampton Middle School’s surveillance video revealed that DORAN placed the fake bomb at the doors of the school at approximately 1:47 a.m. that day.

On April 22, 2013, DORAN pleaded guilty to one count of intentionally conveying false or misleading information and a hoax.

This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s JTTF, the East Hampton Police Department, the New Haven Police Department and the Connecticut State Police.  The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Anjna R. Kapoor.


Tom Carson
(203) 821-3722

Updated March 18, 2015