A student at the University of Utah was taken into custody Wednesday after she allegedly threatened to detonate a nuclear reactor kept inside one of the campus’ science buildings – if the school’s football team didn’t win its game last week.
The 21-year-old female suspect, identified as Meredith Miller, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail Wednesday for the reported offense, on charges of making a threat of terrorism.
The bizarre bomb threat came ahead of the No. 13 Utes’ home game against San Diego State on Saturday, where Utah was a heavy -2000 favorite.
However, Miller still seemed wary that her team may not take home a win, and decided to take matters into her own hands – albeit in an ill-advised manner.
According to police, on the eve of the game, Miller ‘posted threats of violence’ on Yik Yak – a community billboard app where users to anonymously engage with others within a 5-mile radius.
Those threats, police said, saw the student assert that she would ‘detonate the…