20 Year Old Harvard Student Eldo Kim Arrested & Charged in Connection with Monday’s Bomb Threat … Tried to Dodge Final Exam with Bomb Hoax
So someone at Harvard … this was pretty stupid …
20 year old Harvard student, Eldo Kim, has been charged in connection with the bomb threats Monday that evacuated four buildings on the Harvard campus and caused the cancellation of final exams. It appears that Kim made the false bomb threats in order to get out of taking his final exam. As reported at NBC News, the affidavit said Kim emailed bomb threats to several Harvard offices, including the campus police and the student newspaper, about 8:30 a.m. ET Monday. Kim was scheduled to take a final exam in Emerson Hall 9:00 a.m. on December 16, 2013. The maximum penalties under the bomb hoax statute, are five years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.
A Harvard student has been charged in connection with Monday’s bomb threats which shut down four Harvard buildings and canceled finals for many students.
The U.S. Attorney’s office says Eldo Kim, 20, of Cambridge, emailed several bomb threats to offices associated with Harvard University, including the Harvard University Police Department and the Harvard Crimson, the student-run daily newspaper.
Kim will be in US District Court Wednesday.
Eldo Kim – Undergraduate, Department of Psychology, Harvard University
Read the Complaint against Eldo Kim HERE.
There will be no winter break for Eldo Kim, except for a stay in the crowbar hotel.
Instead of going home for winter break, 20-year-old Eldo Kim was arrested Tuesday and held overnight on federal bomb hoax charges. He is scheduled to appear in US District Court on Wednesday, according to US Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz’s office.
The FBI said Kim sent an anonymous e-mail to Harvard officials, campus police, and others at about 8:30 a.m. Monday warning of “shrapnel bombs” in four buildings.
“[Be] quick for they will go off soon,” the message warned, according to the FBI, which said Kim admitted to adding the word “shrapnel” because it sounded more dangerous.
He reportedly admitted to FBI investigators that he was the one who sent the emails. Kim tried to conceal his identity using one service that assigns people anonymous IP addresses and another that creates an anonymous and temporary email account, according to the federal complaint.
Kim was allegedly “motivated by a desire to avoid a final exam scheduled to be held on December 16,” the complaint states.