Risk News

4/11/2012
Nerves Are Rattled After Bomb Threats at Pitt

"Dozens of bomb threats at the University of Pittsburgh since mid-February have disrupted classes and dormitory life and prompted some students to find housing off campus just weeks before the semester ends."

Annie's take:

By virtue of its nature, a university campus is wide open. In the last several years, we've seen incidents at Virginia Tech and, more recently in Oakland, where shooters were able to take advantage of that openness. At Pitt, the sheer volume of the bomb threats is enough to disrupt campus life for teachers, students and campus police. The New York City slogan, "If you see something, say something" might be a good tool to use to identify the disruptors.