A woman said she was going to attend a school’s graduation with a fake bomb all because her child was not allowed to graduate and attend prom, according to a report.
This week, police in Cape Coral, Florida, announced the arrest of Tracy Marie Adeline Carter.
On May 20, officers responded to an incident at the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce. A witness called 911 and said Carter was speaking with staff and not making any sense, according to police. Witnesses said Carter appeared to be under the influence.
Carter said she was upset her child was unable to graduate because of disciplinary issues at a school, according to police. She also allegedly said she was going to attend the graduation with a fake bomb to show the faculty how upset she was.
Carter went on a rant that she would feel bad for the children she would scare, but she needed to be heard, police said.
Officers spoke to Carter who confirmed she was upset that her child couldn’t attend graduation and the prom.
“Ms. Carter stated that she would have drawn the bomb because she doesn’t have the materials to make one,” police said.
Officers searched her home and found no bomb-making materials. Still, they charged her with planting of “hoax bomb.”