REDWOOD CITY – A 55-year-old Redwood City woman was sentenced Monday to 35 days in the San Mateo County Jail for making bomb threats to her son's former parochial school last year.
Linda Chulbna was also ordered to pay $360 in probation fees and $200 in restitution fines. She was actually sentenced to 60 days in jail, but has been credited for 25 days already served, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.
Chulbna was accused of making a number of threatening phone calls to the Mt. Carmel Catholic School, at least one of which falsely reported a bomb, in April and May 2001. Administrators took the bomb threat very seriously, and on May 1 last year had to evacuate the 200-300 students there so that the campus could be checked for explosives.
Chulbna was arrested after the calls were traced to her home and to St. Raymond's School, where she worked as a teacher's aide.
Prosecutors said Chulbna had a grudge against Mt. Carmel school because her son was not allowed to remain going there more than six years before the threats were made.
Originally charged with three counts of making criminal threats and one count of falsely reporting a bomb, Chulbna waived her right to a jury trial and was convicted of the bomb charge in August. The prosecution dismissed the threats charges before her trial before Judge Phrasel Shelton.
Chulbna is scheduled to begin serving her jail sentence on Dec. 14, and until then remains free on $50,000 bail