New York mom reportedly threatened to ‘blow up’ high school because daughter failed exam
A Staten Island woman was arrested on Wednesday after she allegedly threatened to “blow up” her daughter’s high school.
According to DNAInfo New York and other sources, Karen Shearon, 48, made the threat in a fit of rage when the school called to inform her that her daughter had failed a standardized test.
Reporter Nicholas Rizzi quoted court papers that recounted a conversation between Shearon and a guidance counselor at Staten Island’s Susan Wagner High School.
The counselor had called to inform Shearon that her daughter had failed the state Regents exam.
“I am going to blow up that school,” said Shearon, according to court papers.
School officials relayed the threat to police as required under federal laws like the Campus Security Act of 1990.
On Wednesday, police arrested Shearon and charged her with aggravated harassment. She was arraigned on Friday in Staten Island Criminal Court.