HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Police have arrested a 22-year-old woman who they say phoned in bomb threats to Quinnipiac University to try and have commencement ceremonies canceled so her family wouldn’t know she wasn’t graduating.
Danielle Shea of Quincy, Mass., is being held on $20,000 bond after giving police a detailed confession Sunday.
Hamden Police say Shea didn’t attend the university this year, but her mother paid thousands of dollars she thought was for her daughter’s education. They say when graduation arrived, Shea panicked when relatives didn’t see her name on the graduation roster.
Police say Shea made two calls to the university saying there was a bomb. Commencement for the school’s College of Arts and Sciences was delayed and moved indoors to the campus athletic arena.
Shea was traced there and arrested.