Woman calls in bomb threat so parents wouldn’t know she wasn’t graduating

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Danielle Shea

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.

Source: WVIT


  • Crystal Swisher

    I know – I think I would have taken the guff from my parents rather than now have a “criminal record” and be recognized as a terror threat! What an idiot.

  • news2me

    I hear the colleges will come after the parents for the money for tuition etc but the parents are not allowed to see even one of their child’s grades.

    Is this true?

    That seems to be so unfair…..

    I can understand if the child is working their way through college.then..Parents have no right to see grades unless the child volunteers the info..

    But…when parents are sent the bill……if they do not pay…they are in trouble…student is kicked out…collection agency comes to the front door……

    Parents ask for grades……institution refuses due to the privacy rights of the students..

    If this is true….. it is outrageous…

    • CIAA Alum

      She dropped out, therefore, there would have been no further reason for the parents to be billed, as she was no longer enrolled. If she were borrowing money from the government in the form of a student loan, the load becomes due six months after a student leaves school. If the loan is not paid as required, the Department of Education goes after whomevers name is on the promissory note, which was signed at the time of the loan. Additionally, the article states she collected money from her parents for tuition, indicating they paid their own monies for her tuition.

      Whether or not the schools refuse to provide parents with student grade information, I’m not certain of; however, if the parents had called the school regarding their daughter, they would have been informed that she was no longer an active student.

    • Sandy

      The students are treated as adults. The only way that parents have access to their grades is through permission from the student. I have one that just graduated. I was able to access his grades through his personal site that he gave me his personal password to access. My younger son is at a different school, same way. I have to access his grades through his personal webpage. These are both private institutions, cannot speak for Public Universities.

    • Steve

      FERPA laws state: Schools must have a student’s consent prior to the disclosure of education records after that student is 18 years old. Schools will only go after the parents of a student for tuition if the parents are on the paperwork as a co-signer or paying for the tuition. if the student is paying for the tuition themselves, FERPA covers this as well.

  • Frank Sinner

    So a dropout and spent all that cash!! You know daddy is gonna bust dat ase !! Maybe she had no reason to pay the money back ?

  • B

    That’s what happens when a child is spoiled. Hey parents, guess who will soon be back home from college/jail.

  • Chucky

    Perhaps if she had stayed in school, she would have been able to figure things out a little better. Dropping out of school? $20,000.00; Buying a cap and gown for your non existent graduation? $50.00; Using your personal phone to cover up that you’re not graduating…. priceless. :)

  • Wilbuurr

    Did she think mom would take her toys away or was she worried mom wold cut the money off all together ?

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