Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Princeton University evacuated after bomb threat

Posted on: 2:53 pm, June 11, 2013, by 
(CNN) — Princeton University on Tuesday morning ordered the evacuation of its campus after “a bomb threat to multiple unspecified campus buildings,” the school said on its website.
Princeton UniversityPrinceton police dispatcher Kenneth Bruvik told CNN that the campus was being evacuated because of an “emergency” but declined to give details.
“Please evacuate the campus and all university offices immediately and go home unless otherwise directed by your supervisor,” the school’s website message said. “Do not return to campus for any reason until advised otherwise.”
Princeton University Spokesperson Martin Mbugua told CNN, “The bomb threat was a phone call made directly to the university.”
He said origin of the call had not been determined, and that the ongoing sweep of buildings on campus would be going on for several hours.


  1. jesus. If a copycat calls in a bomb threat to the compound, I'm just going to hunker down and ride it out.

    1. Well, realistically, any school has to take such threats seriously these days (or, really, any day; my vague memory is that bomb threats were fairly common in the '60s and '70s, then went out of fashion for a few decades. Apparently both shooters/snipers and bomb threats are coming back into style. Oh, joy.)

      Or, to be a bit snarkier -- Princeton always takes itself very, very seriously; presumably, that means that it also takes threats to its safety very, very seriously.