Security threat delays QU commencement



HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH)– Quinnipiac University’s College of Arts and Sciences Commencement was relocated and rescheduled due to a bomb threat.

Hamden Police have made an arrest of a 22 year old female identified as Danielle Shea, of Quincy MA. Shea is a former student of Quinnipiac University. Police were able to identify her by going through University records and matching the phone number that called in the threat.

Danielle Shea
Danielle Shea

According to police Shea made two calls. The first call was made at 5:38 PM to Quinnipiac University Public Safety stating “Bomb in the library.”

Police say the second call was made to Quinnipiac University Public Safety 17 minutes later stating “Several bombs are on campus. You haven’t cleared out graduation. That’s not a good idea.”

Police learned in Shea’s confession that she had told her mother that she was still a student at Quinnipiac University, even though she did not attend the University this year. Shea allegedly “panicked when her relatives did not see her name on the graduation roster.” Shea told police that she called in the bomb threats to have graduation cancelled.

Shea was charged with Threatening in the 1st Degree and Falsely Reporting an Incident. She was detained at police headquarters on a $20,000.00 bond, is scheduled to appear in court in Meriden on May 30th


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