Records: Boland threatened life of president, Congress in 2005

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) - The 28-year-old woman charged with attempted murder of a school official in downtown Charleston was charged with threatening the former President George W. Bush's life in 2005.

According to federal court documents, the incident happened at Pierre Trudeau/Dorval International Airport in Montreal, Canada after a visit there. Boland was in the process of going through Customs "when she became angry at the process for what she felt was taking too long," the affidavit said.

Customs officials said Boland became unruly and started yelling at airport and Customs staff. Police tried to intervene, an act that escalated Boland's screaming to threats of violence.

"Give me a gun, I am going to kill you," she reportedly told airport police. "I am going to kill President Bush with a gun. Just give me a gun; I am going to come back and shoot you all, asshole. I am going to find a gun and kill you all."

Officers said Boland had decided the delay in the Customs line was the fault of the president. She was then arrested.

She left police custody and Canada with her father, Donald Boland, on a flight bound for Savannah, Ga.

A few days after leaving Canada, Beaufort County Sheriff's Office deputies visited Boland to get more information about the threats she made in Montreal. She said she was "very upset with the 'Air Canada People' and that if she had a gun she would kill them,'" the affidavit states.

When asked about killing the president, she also lashed out at the deputy.

"Yes, hell yes, I would shoot him. I would shoot him and the entire U.S. Congress," she reportedly said. "If I had a gun, I would shoot you, too."

She told deputies that there were two guns in the house and she would use them to kill the deputies. Her father said there were no guns in the home, however.

Boland pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. She was placed in a{} mental health facility and all charges were dropped four years later.

The ATF is working with local police to determine the history of the gun used in her most recent outburst.