PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pitt’s attitude could be summarized as enough is enough.
“It’s very serious. We do not regard this as a harmless prank, this is very disruptive, it’s alarming, it’s expensive, it disrupts the life of the university community,” Pitt spokesman Robert Hill said.
Hill says it’s not only disruptive to Chevron and the Cathedral but the entire campus.
“And so the university is determined to put an end to these threats and we’re offering up to $10,000 to anyone who helps us bring the responsible person or persons to justice,” Hill said.
The university isn’t saying much about the person of interest they’ve identified, but in a letter to students Friday the university let students know they are using k-9 units, increasing patrols, checking building entrance videos and comparing class and test schedules to the times of the threats.
So far, the threats have been delivered in bathroom notes have not resulted in any injuries, but the university is not about to get complacent.
“Every threat has to be taken seriously,” Hill said.