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Pitt Police: Nervous Teacher Phones In Bomb Threat

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PITTSBURGH (AP/KDKA) – 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 to her home.

Our news partners, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report campus police charged her earlier this week with phoning in a threat, and then leaving a note about the bomb threat in a campus restroom on March 20.

After police traced the call to her phone, they confronted Bruni who allegedly confessed to both threats. Police say she was upset that the school didn’t evacuate the threatened building after the phone call, so she left the note, too.

Police say Bruni canceled class herself when her students became upset that evening.

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