“I was wondering if anyone had taken GOV 1368: The Politics of American Education (Paul Peterson) in the past,” Kim wrote in the email. “I have several quick questions about the course.”
The final for Government 1368 was scheduled to take place at 9 a.m. on Monday in Emerson 210 and was among the exams evacuated Monday morning following the bomb threat. The Crimson could not immediately confirm if Kim was enrolled in the course.
Daniel P. Leichus ’16, one of Kim’s roommates, said he had not heard anything about Kim’s alleged connection to the bomb scare until being interviewed by authorities around 9 p.m. Monday.
“I hadn't heard anything until police questioned me,” Leichus said in an interview with The Crimson Tuesday evening. “I didn't know anything except for the official police reports.”
The impact of the news seemed limited Tuesday night for Kim’s fellow residents in Quincy House. The Quincy dining hall was abuzz with busy students chatting and studying as usual for their own exams, enjoying an ice cream study break. Students interviewed there said they were not surprised to hear that the suspect is a student, citing Harvard’s highly stressful environment.
—Staff writers Matthew Q. Clarida, Brianna D. MacGregor, and Kamara A. Swaby contributed to the reporting of this story.
—Staff writer Nicholas P. Fandos can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @npfandos.
This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:
CORRECTION: December 17, 2013
An earlier version of the photo accompanying this article included a photo credit that misstated the middle initial of photo contributor George J. Lok.