PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Although University of Pittsburgh students are frustrated and tired of the daily disruptions that the bomb threats are causing across the campus, they are now thanking those who are called out to investigating the incidents.
As students walked to class Wednesday morning, a sign was raised at the William Pitt Union as a show of appreciation to the Pitt Police, knowing the great responsibility they have of protecting the students.
“I don’t think that’s lost on us, and I think that’s why we’re doing it,” said Sarah Halperine, a student. “We know that they are responsible for our lives, and that they’re taking care of us. And we really appreciate that.”
There have been dozens of bomb threats in recent weeks.
There’s a real movement, a sense of Pitt pride among the students as they come together to show support.
With bomb threats becoming a routine, even this morning with the evacuation once again of several residence halls, students are taking notice of the hard work police are putting in to keeping them safe.
A Facebook page created by organizers Alexander Rhodes and Sarah Halperine just days ago already has thousands of followers and counting.
“They’re not treating the bomb threats as hoaxes,” Rhodes said. “Every time they take them very seriously; and every time, they clear the building. That’s a lot of work.”
And it’s not just a sign outside, inside the student union; students are writing their messages of thanks and appreciation on another banner.
The plan is to get as many signatures as possible, and then present it to police.