Cops: Student calls in bomb threat to keep drop-out secret

Woman had still collected thousands in tuition from her mother,

(Hamden police)

An ex-student in Connecticut is accused of calling in a bomb threat to a graduation ceremony to keep her drop-out a secret from her family.

Danielle Shea, 22, was arrested in a cap and gown after the threat forced school officials to move Quinnipiac University's College of Arts and Sciences graduation from the campus's quad to its sports arena Sunday, Hartford TV station WVIT reported.

According to police, Shea dropped out of school last year but had still collected thousands of dollars in tuition money from her mother.

She bought a cap and gown for the ceremony, but panicked when she didn't see her name on the graduation roster, police told the Hartford Courant.

Police said Shea called university police Sunday and told them there was a "bomb in the library." She then called again 17 minutes later, saying, "several bombs are on campus. You haven't cleared out graduation. That's not a good idea."

Shea now faces charges of threatening in the first degree and falsely reporting an incident.