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Bomb Threat Made By 38-Year-Old Student Hoping to Ditch Class

Lori Knight called Lindenwood University Wednesday and told an operator her brother planned to bomb the campus that evening, but did not give her name or her brother's name, St. Charles Police said.

A Lindenwood University student phoned in a bomb threat because she wasn’t ready for class that evening, St. Charles Police said.

Lori Knight, 38, of the 5500 block of Lansdowne Avenue in South St. Louis, was charged Thursday with making a terrorist threat.

St. Charles Police said Knight called Lindenwood University’s St. Charles campus Wednesday with a blocked telephone number and told an operator that her brother planned to bomb the university that evening.

St. Charles Police determined there was no credible threat to students.

The university’s telecommunications department contacted Charter Phone Company and retrieved the blocked telephone number, according to court records. The number matched Knight’s telephone number on her student records, police said.

Knight called Lindenwood’s campus at Westport in Maryland Heights and asked if classes were canceled that evening because her niece had heard about bomb threats at the St. Charles campus, police said. Her phone number was not blocked at during this call.

She was scheduled to have class at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Westport campus at 11960 Westline Industrial Drive in Maryland Heights.

According to a court document, Knight told St. Charles Police she called in the bomb threat because she was not prepared for class.

Knight is being held in the St. Charles jail. Bail was set at $25,000, cash only.

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Shocked May 07, 2013 at 02:12 PM
Some people never grow up; at 38 one would think if you did not allocate the time to do your home work, own up to it and take what is given to you. I grew up with her and I'm not surprised to see this story. This "girl" yes I'm calling her a girl, obviously she has not grown up, was one of those who would do anything to get her way no matter what it takes, and this story is no different from middle school. If you play with fire you deserve to get burned. I think they need to set an example with her, after Boston and other bombing(s) in America this type of foolery is not to be taken lightly.
French May 07, 2013 at 09:47 PM
It's not just Lindenwood that has that policy, but most reputable Universities. If you talk to the teacher it's not usually a problem if you have to miss class for emergencies. It's very unlikely to have more than 2 emergencies per semester. If you don't miss class for unnecessary reasons you shoulnd't have a problem if something comes up.
jail buddy May 17, 2013 at 06:16 PM
I was in jail with ms, knight and yes she is as dumb as a box of rocks. The most jail time she will get is 8 years.
jail buddy May 17, 2013 at 06:17 PM
She is also a caseworker for D.F.S. they picked her up from work.
Joe Scott May 17, 2013 at 06:20 PM
OK, now that's scary.

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