Sallie Mae, take the wheel. A former Quinnipiac University student decided it was better to call in a bomb threat to the university instead of telling her parents she dropped out.  Danielle Shea, 22, was arrested on Sunday, after calling in a bomb threat before a graduation ceremony, cops said.

According to the NY Daily News, Shea called in two bomb threats to cancel the ceremony, because she was afraid her mother — who had been sending her daughter thousands of dollars in tuition money — would see that her name was not on the graduation roster, authorities said.


From NY Daily News:

Authorities searched the library after the first call and found no explosives. But after the second threat was made, officials decided to relocate the ceremony to the TD Bank Sports Arena at the school’s York Hill Campus.

Meanwhile, police identified Shea’s telephone number as the one used to make the bomb threats.

Shea, of Quincy, Mass., was found a short time later wearing a cap and gown where the ceremony was taking place. She was cuffed at the scene.

Shea later told police that she did not attend school this year and was collecting thousands of dollars from her mother, who thought the money was going to her daughter’s education.

The dropout was booked on charges that include threatening in the first degree and falsely reporting an incident. She was ordered held in lieu of $20,000 bond.

In the words of Fred Sanford, “You big dummy!”


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