TCU Professor Accused of Making Threats Via E-mail Released on Bail

A respected Texas Christian University psychology professor who is accused of making terroristic threats directed at the school’s faculty has been released from jail a month after he was found incompetent to stand trial.

Charles Frederick Bond, who was arrested and charged last month for allegedly saying in e-mails sent to two school officials that he would take a submachine gun to campus, was released from jail on Wednesday after his wife posted $4,000 in bail, one of his two attorneys, Tim Clancy, told

Bond, 54, had previously been held without bail because an authorities' assessment of his mental health back on June 12 revealed that he was incompetent to stand trial. He was immediately committed to a mental health facility for further evaluation.

But while he was in the Tarrant County Jail waiting for room at a facility, he received medical treatment and regained competency, Clancy said.

Clancy said that Bond has been ordered by a judge to wear both a GPS ankle monitor, which allows probation officers to track his whereabouts via satellite, and a SCRAM unit, which monitors his blood alcohol level.

Bond was also banned from having any contact with TCU employees and students and was not permitted on campus.

“[Bond] is free to go about his business inside Fort Worth as he pleases,” Clancy told “He is just not allowed get in touch with anyone at the university.”

Tarrant County Assistant District Attorney Sylvia Mandel said that although she did not oppose Bond’s attorneys' request for bail, she "just wanted to make sure there were sufficient safeguards in place to protect, at a minimum, the people at TCU."

Bond’s other attorney, Patrick McClain, said Bond is not dangerous and that TCU officials have been feeding the judge "a bucket full of baloney."

McClain said Bond's e-mails to TCU officials were misinterpreted and that he never threatened to bring an Uzi to campus. Bond was trying to warn the faculty about another colleague, McClain said.

One of the e-mails, which included a misspelling, asked, "Is it possible a sexist could snap and bring an ouzi gun on the TCU campus?"

McClain said that Bond, who allegedly called the college provost a “sexist pig” last month after refusing to obey an order from the college to stop sending threatening e-mails to campus employees, believed that one of his colleagues was a sexist who had been sexually harassing students and torturing lab animals and that the administration was trying to cover it up.

"There is only one villain in this thing, and that is the inept, self-serving TCU administration," McClain told the Associated Press. "This is a man's freedom. This is a man's reputation. This is a man's livelihood."

Tracy Syler-Jones, associate vice chancellor for marketing and communication for TCU, declined to respond to McClain's comments.

In a statement, TCU said that campus police and administrators would continue to monitor the situation.

It also said that campus security measures had been added, though Syler-Jones declined to clarify what those measures were because "doing so would compromise those measures."

Bond, a tenured professor who has taught at TCU for more than 20 years, continues to be on administrative leave.’s Leo D. Rommel and The Associated Press contributed to this report.