Tuesday, December 17, 2013

BREAKING: Harvard Student Busted for Bomb Threats

A Harvard student has been named today in criminal complaint alleging he was responsible for yesterday’s bomb threats at Harvard.


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The FBI has charged Harvard student Eldo Kim, 20, with making the threats.


Eldo Kim
Undergraduate, Department of Psychology, Harvard University

According to a Harvard web site, Eldo Kim is a freshman intending to concentrate in Psychology and pursue a secondary in Japanese. He is currently a research assistant for Professor Gary King in analyzing partisan taunting. On campus, Eldo writes for the Harvard International Review and dances as a member of the Harvard Breakers. In his free time, he enjoys playing pool, trying new restaurants, watching terrible cult films, and playing with his Mini Schnauzer puppy.


Kim allegedly wrote an the e-mail that there were “shrapnel bombs placed in science center, sever hall, emerson hall, thayer hall, 2/4. guess correctly. be quick for they will go off soon,” CBS reports.


According to an affidavit, Kim told authorities he was “motivated by a desire to avoid a final exam scheduled to be held on [Monday].” Kim was present for that exam, which was held in Emerson Hall at 9 a.m., when the fire alarm went off, the affidavit says.

“According to KIM, upon hearing the alarm, he knew that his plan had worked,” the affidavit reads.


  1. There was a bomb threat at Harvard...during finals week...and now a student is suspected? Will wonders never cease?!

  2. I nominate Andrea Lance, "a former Miami-Dade prosecutor", for the Irony of the Day Award :

    "A person making a fake bomb threat could face up to 20 years in prison, Boston criminal defense attorney Andrea Lance, a former Miami-Dade prosecutor, told USA TODAY.

    "It's a crime against the public peace," Lance said. "You're not only disrupting people's lives, but you're using emergency services and you are causing fear."

  3. Clearly the product of a superior Haaarvard education - now he won't have to take the exam for 8 to 10 with good behavior...