Woman Accused of Bomb Threats
(Hamden, Connecticut) A 22-year-old woman, Danielle Shea, has been arrested for phoning in bomb threats to Quinnipiac University in an attempt to force cancellation of this year's commencement ceremonies. Shea faces a charge of first degree threatening and falsely reporting an incident.
Reportedly, Shea dropped out of school and she didn't want her parents to know she wasn't graduating even after they invested thousands of dollars.
According to police, Shea made two calls to the university's public safety department. In the first, about 20 minutes before the start of the 6 p.m. graduation ceremony, she stated there was a "bomb in the library," said police.A court date of May 30 has been scheduled.
In the second call, about 20 minutes later, police said Shea warned "Several bombs are on campus" and noted "You haven't cleared out graduation. That's not a good idea."
Hamden and university police identified Shea using the telephone number she'd called from and then found her at the arena.