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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Easter holiday did not stop someone from making yet another bomb threat on the University of Pittsburgh campus.

Employees waited outside for hours after someone issued a bomb threat at the Hillman Library Sunday morning.

The library and Benedum Hall were among the latest buildings to face threats on the University of Pittsburgh campus. Seven buildings were targeted including the Cathedral of Learning on Saturday, making bomb threats an almost daily occurrence on campus.

“I don’t see any point. I don’t understand what they’re doing. There is no point,” Tyler Chanas, a student, said.

“Pretty sick. I can’t wait [until] they find the person,” Jamecia Pierce, a student, said.

When the threats were made, students were forced to evacuate buildings during classes or even leave their dormitories. Often, the buildings are closed for long periods of time while authorities search the premises.

So far, no devices have been found, but many students are frustrated and tired of the inconveniences.

“I’ve definitely considered – I’ve talked to my mom – I know she told me if it keeps up she might want me to come home,” Ethan Boyle said.

The latest bomb threats now bring the number to more than 40 buildings that have been targeted since early February. Some parents are starting to wonder when all of this is going to end.

‘This is terrorism. Our students can’t get an education. Our son’s sleeping at our church at night because he doesn’t want to sleep in Tower C,” Charlie Chislaghi said.

According to The Pitt News account on Twitter, new regulations are being implemented on the campus.

“Pitt will begin limiting building access tomorrow and heightening security measures.

Tomorrow students will need Pitt ID to get into buildings. Book bags, backpacks and packages will not be allowed.

Pitt students may no longer sign non-Pitt students into their dormitories.”

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