Police Say Minnesota Student Lied About Bomb Threat

According to police, student wanted to get out of class.


A bomb threat that prompted University of Minnesota officials to evacuate one campus building and lock down another was deemed false, and police later concluded that the woman who called in the threat made it up in order to get out of class, the Minnesota Daily reports.

The student called school officials at 7 a.m., saying she had overheard "three Somali males" discussing bombs in the two buildings, and by 8 a.m., one building had been evacuated. After being questioned by police, the suspect said she had lied about the threats, according to the Daily . By 8:30 a.m., police had called off the evacuation and the lockdown, and classes resumed.

No charges against the student have yet been filed. Even if police do not take action, the university could still pursue disciplinary measures.