Harvard Student Caused Bomb Scare to Dodge Exam
He now has no hope of dodging prison
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 18, 2013 1:12 AM CST
Updated Dec 18, 2013 7:30 AM CST
SWAT team officers arrive at a building at Harvard University after the bomb threat earlier this week.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

(Newser) – Calling in a bomb threat is a really, really bad way to try to get out of your final exams, a Harvard student has discovered. The FBI says Eldo Kim, 20, has confessed to sending an email warning of "shrapnel bombs" on campus, forcing the evacuation of four buildings. Instead of heading home for the holidays, the sophomore is now being held on federal bomb hoax charges, which carry up to five years in prison, reports the Boston Globe.

Kim—who was present for his exam when the building was evacuated—used a temporary email address and the TOR random IP address generator to send the threat, but it was quickly traced to the Harvard wireless network, according to the Boston US District Attorney’s office. The university's finest legal minds predict that Kim will plead guilty in the face of overwhelming evidence against him. "I don't think any lawyer in the world could save him at this point," Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz tells the Harvard Crimson.

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Ezekiel 25:17
Dec 21, 2013 12:28 AM CST
Typical ivy league richey rich daddy's kid. Don't sell him down the river just so easy. We had a guy named Charles Dreyling III take a 24 ounce Co2 bottle filled with Pyrodex, an Estes rocket igniter, and a 9v batter into Will Rogers World Airport and they gave him two years unsupervised probation and a $5000 fine. Seems richey rich daddy-0 had plenty of influence over the US Attorney and got his kid off easy. The only thing good that came out was that the TSA kept the bomb for training for what is now known as, "The Dreyling Device." The NTSB made an exact copy of it and went to the AMARG in Tuscon and found the exact jet that Dreyling was booked to fly for his trip. They put the bomb in the overhead bin where he would have sat. They pressurized it up to the altitude he would have been and then detonated it. It blew the 737 right down the middle into two pieces.
uthink
Dec 20, 2013 10:22 AM CST
Must be a popular Korean pastime.
iq145
Dec 19, 2013 10:46 PM CST
HARVARD, for phuck sakes?! Has he no pride?