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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Bomb Threats Put University Of Pittsburgh On Guard

Students wait across the street after being evacuated from buildings on the University of Pittsburgh campus after a bomb threat Monday. (AP)

Students wait across the street after being evacuated from buildings on the University of Pittsburgh campus after a bomb threat Monday. (AP)

An escalating series of bomb threats at University of Pittsburgh has professors looking for alternative ways to teach classes and administer exams as some students leave campus.

The threats have interrupted classes and forced students to evacuate dormitories in the middle of the night while officials sweep buildings for bombs. The university has locked doors and instituted bag searches and ID checks for some buildings. University and local police, the FBI, and the region’s Joint Terrorism Task force are investigating.

Guest:

  • Michael Macagnone, editor in chief of The Pitt News, the daily student newspaper of the University of Pittsburgh.

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  • Carol

    This same thing is going on in schools all over the country.  Here in Ann Arbor, Michigan  there have been several bomb threats written on the bathroom stalls of the middle school and at least one of the high schools.  My son’s middle school bathrooms have been locked down and cameras put outside the doors with no success.  The kids have to go through backpack checks while the police and dog teams go through the school.  It is terribly frustrating and scary for everyone and a huge waste of time and money.  The administration plays it down but I am afraid one day we will all be bought off guard.  More needs to be done to stop this behavior.

    • Fietsbode

      This is way, way worse than that. Pitt is getting numerous bomb threats day and night, affecting many buildings, students, staff, and faculty, disrupting classes and concentration–just beyond belief in extremity. 

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