Woman Calls In Fake Bomb Threat To Avoid Graduation…Mother Wonders Where ‘Tuition Money’ Went

This undated photo provided by the Hamden Police Department shows Danielle Shea of Quincy, Mass.
This undated photo provided by the Hamden Police Department shows Danielle Shea of Quincy, Mass.

*This is quite puzzling on a number of levels, but here goes.

The mother of university student Danielle Shea of Quincy, Massachusetts, had paid thousands of dollars to what she thought was her daughter’s education. But when it was time to graduate, and the family didn’t see Shea’s name anywhere on the list of graduates, the woman panicked and went into overdrive trying to cover her tracks.

That’s when things got messy. In trying to get the graduation canceled, Shea decided to call in bomb threats.

According to police, the woman made two calls to the university’s public safety department. The first one was 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 that “several bombs are on campus” and noted, “You haven’t cleared out graduation. That’s not a good idea.”

Hamden and university police identified Shea using the telephone number she’d called from and then found her at the arena. She was arrested wearing a cap and gown that she had purchased the same day.

Shea was scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Meriden Superior Court. She is being held on $20,000 bond. It was unclear whether she has an attorney. Messages were left at her mother’s home.

And still, no one knows where the money went. What it went towards. And why Shea even did this.

Thanks to MSN News for this story.

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