A 22-year-old woman is now in big trouble after allegedly calling in two bomb threats to Quinnipiac University. And the reason why Danielle Shea says she did it is equally as bizarre.
"Police found Shea inside the TD Banks Sports Center with the other graduates. They say she was even wearing a cap and gown, but was never going to graduate. When pressed, police said Shea told them her mother paid her thousands of dollars this year." (WFSB)
Those thousands were meant for her education, but WTIC reports it turns out she didn't attend college this year. Police say Shea panicked and called in the threats, hoping the ceremony would be canceled so her family wouldn't find out she wasn't graduating.
"She placed two calls warning of bombs on campus that forced the school to move graduation and the more than 5,000 people who were attending a mile away to the TD Banks Sports Center."
Police were able to trace the calls back to Shea's cellphone.
The Hartford Courant reports the first bomb threat was called into the library, and while authorities were searching, a second call came in saying there were several bombs on campus and not clearing out graduation wasn't a "good idea."
Police haven't revealed how they found Shea inside the arena. She has now been charged with falsely reporting an incident and threatening in the first degree.
"Shea confessed after being arrested. ... She's being held on a $20,000 bond and will appear in court later this month." (Via WTNH)
The ceremony did eventually start, and rightful graduates got their diplomas. Now, Shea is in trouble with the authorities, and arguably worse, her mom.
The event formerly known as Home World has a new name and new location.Get totally inspired for spring as you find hundreds of ways to improve your home. Make your home the one you really want. Show open daily duringmall hours. Admission is free!
Landscaping and Outdoors
Get ready for Spring and Summer and transform your outdoor space into something that feels like you’re on vacation
Make sure to visit our demonstration stage during the entire show. There will be exciting demonstrations on how to re-purpose and design thanks to Monarch Market Affair.
Meet Barry Williams from The Brady Bunch
Join us as we welcome Me-TV superstar Barry Williams who played the iconic Greg Brady from The Brady Bunch TV Show. Meet him and get an autograph on February 10th stage side at center court in front of Macy’s.
The line will start forming when the Mall Opens, and Barry’s First appearance will be at 11 a.m.
Come prepared with your camera or cell phone for the Meet and Greet.