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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