(WICHITA, Kan.) — A Wichita woman who phoned in a series of bomb threats to her children's elementary school will serve 31 months in prison.
Shanna Loman pleaded guilty to making the threats against Payne Elementary between November 2009 and April 2010.
Police set up a sting and caught Loman in the act. Prior to her arrest, she was a parent volunteer at the school.
"We felt she was doing a lot for us," said Christiina Dziewulski, a 4th grade teacher at the school. "She had us all fooled."
In handing down the sentence, Sedgwick County Judge David Kaufman said the harm caused by Loman's crimes was too great to keep her out of prison. He added the bomb threats were designed to "hold people psychologically and emotionally hostage."
Sentencing guidelines ranged from a minimum punishment of probation to a maximum of 68 months in prison, Kaufman said.