A former Quinnipiac University student is accused of calling in several bomb threats to a college commencement, so her family wouldn’t realize she wasn’t graduating, according to WVIT.
According to police, Danielle Shea, 22, called in two bomb threats to the university to try and cancel the graduation ceremony. Shea’s parents planned on attending the graduation and she panicked when she realized her name would not be called on stage.
The 22-year-old called Quinnipiac University’s Public Safety and told them there was a “bomb in the library.” She called 17 minutes later saying “several bombs are on campus. You haven’t cleared out graduation. That’s not a good idea.”
A search by police didn’t turn up any evidence of a bomb.
Police and Quinnipiac University were able to identify the number that the bomb threats came from as Shea’s. Police found her inside the school’s sports arena dressed in her cap and gown. Shea told police she had dropped out of school but still had been collecting thousands of dollars worth of tuition money from her mother.
She was arrested.
Shea is expected to appear in court on May 30th.