Pitt’s Litchfield Towers Evacuated After Latest Bomb Threat
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Officials at the University of Pittsburgh in Oakland investigated the 18th bomb threat made against the school since mid-February on Thursday evening.
The discovery of the latest threat prompted the evacuation of all three Litchfield Towers around 10 p.m. The complex is a student dormitory.
It was the third threat at that particular building.
Earlier yesterday, students and staff had to evacuate from the Cathedral of Learning, the Frick Fine Arts Building, the Chevron Science Center and Posvar Hall over threats.
The bomb threats have left students and staff frustrated and on edge.
Meanwhile, the cost of the scares is also mounting.
A spokesperson for the school says not only is there the expense of the resources needed to search the facilities, but there’s been lost time in the classroom and labs as well.
The FBI is involved in the investigation, and a $50,000 reward is on the table for information leading to an arrest.
So far, no arrests have been made.