A Harvard University student was charged with making a false claim that bombs had been placed at up to four buildings on the schools campus in a bid to get out of taking a final exam,US prosecutors said on Tuesday.
The prestigious Ivy League school a day earlier had evacuated four buildings from its centuries-old campus in Cambridge,Massachusetts,after receiving emails that US prosecutors said on Tuesday had been sent by the 20-year-old student,Eldo Kim.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation tracked Kim down at his dorm where,after being read his Miranda rights,the student stated that he authored the bomb threat emails … he was motivated by a desire to avoid a final exam, according to prosecutors.
Kim is due in federal court in Boston on Wednesday to face one charge of making a hoax bomb report. If convicted he faces up to five years in prison,three years supervised release and a $250,000 fine.
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