Mom charged with threatening to blow up daughter's school

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Posted: Feb 07, 2015 1:44 PM
Mom charged with threatening to blow up daughter's school

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a mother got so angry when told that her daughter had failed a New York state exam that she threatened to bomb the school.

Karen Shearon pleaded not guilty when she was arraigned Friday on a misdemeanor aggravated harassment charge.

A court complaint says the 48-year-old told a Staten Island high school guidance counselor Tuesday she was "going to blow up the school."

She says a school representative called her at work repeatedly that day.

The Staten Island Advance says Shearon says she "never made such a phone call" and suggested the school would have been evacuated if she had indeed made such a threat.

The city Department of Education said the school immediately notified police of the threat.