Bomb scare shuts down Harvard
Hundreds of Harvard students and faculty were displaced during the December finals period after “unconfirmed reports of explosives.”
The reports, which came in around 9 a.m., were disproven around 3 p.m., after each of the four evacuated buildings were deemed bomb-free by police.
The threats were eventually linked to 20-year-old Eldo Kim, who police said sent them as a way to get out of a final exam.
The bomb-hoax charge under federal law carries a maximum sentence of up to five years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.