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Ex-Quinnipiac University student calls in bomb threat at graduation to cover up dropout status

Danielle Shea was charged with threatening in the first degree and falsely reporting an incident.
By Evan Bleier Follow @itishowitis Contact the Author   |   May 19, 2014 at 10:10 AM

HAMDEN, Conn., May 19 (UPI) -- Quinnipiac University's graduation ceremony was delayed yesterday after a former student allegedly called in a pair of bomb threats to disrupt the proceedings so that her family wouldn't find out that she had dropped out.

Danielle Shea was charged with threatening in the first degree and falsely reporting an incident after reportedly phoning in two fake bomb threats while she was wearing her cap and gown.

Shea, 22, allegedly made the calls because she was worried her family would discover she had dropped out of school and still continued to collect thousands of dollars in tuition money.

After making the first call about a "bomb in the library," Shea allegedly called back and said, "You haven't cleared out graduation. That's not a good idea."

The graduation ceremony was relocated, but it did take place after an hour and a half delay.

Police were able to find Shea by tracing her phone number. After her arrest, Shea made a "detailed confession" to Hamden Police detectives, NBC Connecticut reported.

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