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A Burlingame High School student who sent a bomb threat from another student’s email account that shut down the campus in February has been sentenced to spend 15 days in jail. Christine Nicole Azzolino, 19, was further sentenced to three years probation and ordered to go to counseling for 32 hours, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. Azzolino pleaded not guilty making a false bomb threat in July. Prosecutors said that on Feb. 10, 2012, Azzolino — then 18 years old — used another student’s computer when he briefly left his workstation, and sent an email to school administrators claiming he had a gun, a bomb and to shut down the school.
The school was put on lockdown at about 2 p.m. and the campus was evacuated and searched. Four police K-9 units were used to search the campus, according to the district attorney’s office. No explosives were ever found and the lockdown was eventually lifted. Azzolino was arrested on Feb 13, after police questioned the student whose email account was used and cleared him from suspicion. She is scheduled to be back in court on Nov. 16 for a restitution hearing.
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