Woman calls in bomb threat so parents wouldn’t know she wasn’t graduating
CONNECTICUT — A former Quinnipiac University student is accused of calling in several bomb threats at her graduation ceremony Sunday, so her parents wouldn’t know she wasn’t graduating, according to WVIT.
Danielle Shea, 22, called in two bomb threats to the university, saying there was a bomb in the library and again 17 minutes later saying, “several bombs are on campus. You haven’t cleared out graduation. That’s not a good idea.”
Police found no evidence of a bomb on campus and traced the calls to Shea’s phone.
She was found hiding in the sports arena dressed in her cap and gown.
Shea later confessed to the police that she had dropped out of school, but still collected thousands of dollars in tuition money from her mother.
She paid for her cap and gown, but then panicked when she realized her parents wouldn’t hear her name called at graduation Sunday.
Shea was charged with threatening in the first degree and falsely reporting an incident.