Harvard Student Charged for Bomb Hoax

Thanks;David Winograd

After false bomb reports shut down campus buildings

A Harvard University student was charged Tuesday for filing unfounded claims that bombs had been placed around the school’s campus, CBS Boston reports.

The U.S. Attorney’s office alleges that Eldo Kim, 20, emailed the Harvard University Police and a school newspaper, the Harvard Crimson, about the non-existent bombs Monday before he was scheduled to take a final exam.

Campus buildings were evacuated following the warnings, though authorities found no evidence of bombs.

Kim will appear in federal court on Wednesday. He faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine under the bomb hoax statute.