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Former student arrested in Quinnipiac bomb threats

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HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) - A judge has set bond at $10,000 for a woman accused of calling bomb threats in to a commencement ceremony at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut to keep her family from learning that she was not graduating.

Danielle Shea, 22, of Quincy, Mass., gave police a detailed confession Sunday.

She was arraigned Monday in Meriden Superior Court. Her attorney asked for her to be released on a promise to appear but the judge said he was troubled by her actions.

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

Police say Shea made two calls to the university saying there was a bomb. Commencement for the school's College of Arts and Sciences was delayed and moved indoors to the campus athletic arena.

Shea was traced there and arrested.

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