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Burlingame Teen Sentenced In School Bomb Threat

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Burlingame High School

Burlingame High School (San Mateo Union HS Dist.)

BURLINGAME (CBS / AP) — Authorities say a Burlingame teenager who e-mailed a bomb threat to her high school has been sentenced to two weeks in county jail and three years’ probation.

The San Mateo County District Attorney’s office says 19-year-old Christine Nicole Azzolino was sentenced on Wednesday after admitting to using another student’s account to send a message to administrators at Burlingame High School about having a gun and a bomb in February, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Authorities locked down the school immediately after Azzolino sent the e-mail, evacuating students and searching the premises with bomb-sniffing dogs.

Azzolino would tell investigators that the threat had no merit. She pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor charge of falsely reporting a bomb in July.

Azzolino must also attend 32 hours of counseling in addition to her jail time and probation.

She returns to court to discuss restitution in November.

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