HR Strange But True!
April 11, 2002
We all know that HR is never dull. But sometimes it can get downright strange...

A middle school mathematics teacher in Grayling, Mich., called in a bomb threat to her school recently, merely because she wanted a day off, police told the Traverse City Record-Eagle.

Teacher Kathryn Anne Olson, 43, was arraigned on a felony charge of making a false report or threat with a harmful device. She faces up to four years in prison and a $2,000 fine if convicted.

Crawford County Sheriff Kirk Wakefield said Olson called Grayling Middle School during the early morning hours of Monday, March 11, to say there was a bomb in the school. Officials canceled classes for the day.

After a search of the school by explosives-sniffing dogs turned up no bomb, police obtained search warrants for the school's phone records and discovered that the call came from Olson's home, Wakefield said.

Olson confessed on March 25 to making the call but was given until Tuesday to surrender to police. Wakefield said Olson told officers she was under a lot of personal and job-related stress and wanted the day off.

Source: Traverse City Record-Eagle

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