A mom’s bomb threat made toward her daughter’s school in Staten Island shocked teachers and staff. Karen Shearon had an extreme reaction when she was called up and told that her daughter had failed an exam. To say the least, she wasn’t happy with the person delivering the message, and made a deadly threat against the school. Her words definitely carried impact, and she soon found herself in trouble.
Staten Island Live reports that the 48-year-old mother was irate after hearing from a school administrator that her daughter had failed the Regents exam. A guidance counselor at Susan Wagner High School called Shearon and received a threat after telling her the news. The incident occurred around 9:30 a.m on Tuesday.
“I am going to blow up the school,” Shearon told the counselor, according to the criminal complaint.
A Department of Education official says that the school immediately called the NYPD after Shearon’s bomb threat. Authorities investigated the situation.
“Safety and security of students and school staff is always [a] top priority,” the official said.
It’s revealed in the report that Shearon has three kids; two of them attend Susan Wagner.
The mom who made the school bomb threat was arrested Thursday morning. She’s being charged with misdemeanor aggravated harassment in the second degree, a spokesman for District Attorney Daniel Donovan says.
According to New York Daily News, the Regents exam covers five core subjects that students must pass in order to graduate high school in New York.
In May 2014, another mom made a bomb threat toward a school in Marion County, Florida. WESH Orlando reports that Christina Cochran, 30, was told her son was making threats himself at Belleview Middle School. When the school contacted Cochran about her son posing a problem at the facility, she got hostile and worse. According to the report, Cochran turned on the caller, used profanity, and threatened to “blow up the school.”
Police immediately showed up at Cochran’s home, arrested her, and charged her with charged with threatening to throw, project, place, or discharge a destructive device.
Sadly, it’s not uncommon to hear about students making bomb threats at school. Hearing in the news that a parent issues the same threat at their child’s school is rarely heard of. Parents, like their children, live in a society where bomb threats are taken very seriously. People must choose their words very carefully to avoid getting in trouble with the law.
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