Pitt Sends Letter To Students About Recent Bomb Threats
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Six bomb threats over the last few weeks have students on alert at the University of Pittsburgh campus in Oakland.
Students have now been evacuated from class a half dozen times because of threats. Four were found in the Cathedral of Learning, and two in the Chevron building. All were written in both men and women’s restrooms.
KDKA has obtained a letter that was sent to students last week.
It was written by Dean of Students Kathy Humphrey and said that the university is taking the threats and false fire alarms very seriously.
It says in part: “Pitt police and other authorities have responded quickly to the recent emergency situations and have worked collaboratively with the City of Pittsburgh, state police, and federal authorities to investigate. Pitt police have also increased patrols, and authorities are processing evidence recently gathered.”
Dean Humphrey also said she wants to keep the students informed while they work to identify a suspect.
Some students are satisfied with the response and reaction from the university, but others are left feeling a little uninformed.
“It would be nice to know what they’re doing,” said Connie Cheng, a Pitt sophomore. “More than just, there’s a bomb threat and now there isn’t.”
“I got the email from Dean Humphrey and I think she’s done a good job letting us know,” said Jaqui Stilson, a graduate student. “The university is taking this really seriously and they’re doing everything that they can, and it is reassuring that they’re doing everything they can.”
In the letter, the university also encourages any student who has not yet signed up for their emergency alert system to do so.
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