Catholic School Teacher Makes False Bomb Threat in Place of Calling in Sick
A Denver elementary school teacher is being charged with one count of false reporting of explosives after making a false bomb threat Tuesday.
Jennifer Gomes, 42, a physical education teacher at the Escuela de Guadalupe school in Denver, admitted to police that she placed a note outside the school’s main entrance earlier this month that read, “There is a bomb inside,” according to a probable cause statement. Gomes allegedly made the fake bomb threat to avoid having to go to work, reported UPI.com.
Escuela de Guadalupe is a Catholic elementary school located in Denver’s largely Hispanic northwest side.
“At Escuela de Guadalupe, the safety and well being of our students is our top priority and we are confident that we are providing this type of environment,” said David Card, president of the school, said in a statement.
Gomes is facing a class 6 felony count of false reporting of explosives.