Hoax bomb threat leads to suspended sentence

25th October 2007, Comments 0 comments

25 October 2007, Heidelberg, Germany (dpa) - A dental student who phoned bomb threats through to the clinic where she was due to take an exam received a suspended sentence from a court in the south-western German city of Heidelberg Thursday.

25 October 2007

Heidelberg, Germany (dpa) - A dental student who phoned bomb threats through to the clinic where she was due to take an exam received a suspended sentence from a court in the south-western German city of Heidelberg Thursday.

Her two bomb threats were all the more convincing as they were issued on September 11 this year, the sixth anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center.

The 31-year-old student admitted the offence, saying she had been afflicted by exam nerves. "I was really frightened of failing," she said.

The clinic in the ancient university city had to be partially cleared, with 300 staff and patients leaving the building for a period. Three operations had to be postponed.

Police arrested the student the next day. She initially claimed she had been forced to make the call by "Arabic-speaking men" before acknowledging that exam nervousness was the motive.

DPA

Subject: German news

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