Fake College Student Calls In Bomb Threat At Graduation So Her Parents Wouldn’t Find Out She Wasn’t Graduating


Respect the hustle, I guess? 22-year-old Danielle Shea from Quincy, Mass. was supposed to graduate from Quinnipiac University last weekend. At least that’s what she told her parents while taking thousands of their dollars to do God knows what in her final year of “college.” When graduation finally rolled around, Shea freaked out and did what any rational person who had been stealing her parents money for almost a year would do. She broke down and told her parents the truth. Ha, just kidding. She called in a bomb threat to the graduation ceremony.

From the Boston Globe:

Police said Shea didn’t attend the university this year, but her mother paid thousands of dollars she thought was for her daughter’s education. When graduation arrived, Shea panicked when relatives didn’t see her name on the graduation roster, they said.

According to police, Shea made two calls to the university’s public safety department. In the first, 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 ‘‘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 has been charged with first degree threatening and falsely reporting an incident. She is being held on $20,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court in Meriden on May 30.

Talk about your all time backfires. In a weird way, my heart goes out to the kid. In a normal way, I can’t believe someone would go to these extremes. Maybe she should’ve just enrolled in classes and not gone on a two semester joyride with mom and dad’s tuition checks. Lesson learned. However, had Shea called in a bomb threat to her office on her first day of work, she’d be lauded as a hero for giving everyone the day off.

DISCLAIMER: Don’t call in bomb threats. Ever.

[via Boston Globe]

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Brian McGannon

What do I love? I love happy hour, a good golf tan, and getting moderately drunk during dinner.

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