Pitt: Nervous grad teacher phoned in bomb threat

AP News
Posted: Apr 11, 2013 12:12 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — University of Pittsburgh police say a grad student who was nervous about her ability to teach a class instead made two bomb threats so it would be canceled.

Online court records don't list an attorney for 34-year-old Nancy Bruni, of New Kensington, who didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (http://bit.ly/ZbCyA3 ) reports campus police charged the School of Arts & Science grad student earlier this week with phoning in a threat, and then leaving a note about a bomb in a campus restroom on March 20.

Police traced the call to her phone and confronted Bruni, who allegedly confessed. Police say she was upset that the building wasn't evacuated after her call, so she left the note.

Police say Bruni canceled the "Health and Illness" class herself.


Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.com