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* Christine Azzolino Pleads Not Guilty to Allegedly Making Bomb Threat Shutting Down Burlingame High School

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A teenager whose threatening email caused a lockdown at Burlingame High School last month has pleaded not guilty to one misdemeanor count of making a false bomb threat, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. Christine Azzolino, 18, is accused of using a male student’s computer to send an email to school administrators on Feb. 10 that claimed he had a gun, a bomb, and to shut down the school, according to Burlingame police.

Prosecutors believe that Azzolino used the student’s email account when he logged on to a school computer and momentarily walked away from his workstation. The school went into immediate lockdown. Students were evacuated while four bomb-sniffing police dogs combed the campus.  No bomb was found and no one was injured. When Azzolino was arrested on Feb. 13, she allegedly told investigators that she had no intention of carrying out the threat, according to the district attorney’s office.  The teenager is due back in court for a preliminary hearing on June 12.  She remains out of custody on $50,000 bail.

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