Jennifer Gomes, Gym Teacher At Denver Catholic School, Left Bomb Threat To Avoid School


A gym teacher at Escuela de Guadalupe admitted to police that she left a note issuing a bomb threat because she didn't want to teach that week.

Jennifer Gomes, 42, worked at the bilingual Catholic elementary school just one day a week according to a report by 7News. After the note reading "There is a bomb inside" was found on the front door of the school, the building was evacuated as a precaution.

Since there wasn't actually a bomb inside, Gomes has been charged with false reporting of explosives, a class six felony.

Gomes also has a criminal history of negligent child abuse from 2009 when she worked as a daycare provider. Charges were later dropped after Gomes completed her community service.

Denver District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough says that Gomes has been released on a $2,000 bond. Gomes is expected to be formally charged on Nov. 3.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story said Gomes worked for a daycare provider, but in 2009 she was the daycare provider and according to KMGH had left several children alone for about 20 minutes when a dog escaped.

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