HAMDEN, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A former student accused of calling in a bomb threat to Quinnipiac University on Sunday in an effort to force commencement ceremonies to be canceled so her parents wouldn’t find out she wasn’t graduating appeared before a judge Monday.
Danielle Shea, 22, of Quincy, Mass., made two calls to the university’s Public Safety Department on Sunday evening, according to police.
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. 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.”