Via various reader tips comes this news about a Korean-American student at Harvard University that called in a bomb threat to avoid taking a final exam:
A Harvard University student was charged with making a false claim that bombs had been placed in up to four buildings on the school’s campus in an attempt to get out of taking a final exam, U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday.
The prestigious Ivy League school evacuated four buildings on its centuries-old campus a day earlier in Cambridge, Massachusetts, after receiving emails that U.S. prosecutors said Tuesday had been sent by 20-year-old student Eldo Kim, originally from Seoul.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) tracked down Kim at his dorm. According to prosecutors, after being read his Miranda rights, Kim stated that “he authored the bomb threat emails … motivated by a desire to avoid a final exam.”
The Harvard student is due in federal court in Boston on Wednesday to face one charge of making a false bomb report.
If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison, three years supervised release and a $250,000 fine. [Joong Ang Ilbo]
You would think that someone smart enough to go to Harvard would be smart enough to know how to cover his online tracks. I doubt this idiot will go to jail, but surely he no longer has to worry about taking that final any more because I would have to think he is going to be expelled.