HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A woman trying to keep her family from learning she had dropped out of college called in bomb threats to a commencement ceremony at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, police said Monday.
Danielle Shea of Quincy, Massachusetts, was wearing a cap and gown when she was arrested Sunday.
Hamden police said Shea left the college this year because of financial issues, including an unpaid tuition balance, but her mother continued to pay thousands of dollars she thought was for her daughter’s education.
‘‘She was living off-campus. Her mother thought she was going to school,’’ Hamden police Capt. Ronald Smith said.
On graduation day, Shea’s mother tried to obtain a ticket for a ramp where relatives could take photographs of the graduates, but the registrar’s office told her Shea was not enrolled. Shea overheard the conversation, then stepped away and allegedly called in the first bomb threat to try to cancel the ceremony, Smith said.
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