College Instructor Makes Up Bomb Threat to Cancel Class

PITTSBURGH — A graduate student teacher at the University of Pittsburgh, who was nervous about teaching a class, made two bomb threats so that the lecture would be canceled.

On March 20, Nancy Bruni, 34, called campus police with a bomb threat; however when authorities didn’t alert students about the warning, she left a note about a bomb in a restroom on campus, CBS News reports. When students found the note, they became upset which prompted Bruni to cancel her class after school officials did not alert students to evacuate. Authorities said they did not inform students of the threats because they were deemed “lower level.”

Later, police traced the bomb threat phone call to Bruni’s phone and she confessed to making the threats. For her part, Bruni told police that she suffers from anxiety, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder, but had recently stopped taking her medication. The anxiety prompted the suspect to find a way to cancel the class scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Bruni was not arrested for the incident; however, she must appear in court for a preliminary hearing.

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