Gonzaga Bomb Threat: Campus Cleared After University Bomb Threat

September 27, 2014 | By Garrett Montgomery More

Gonzaga bomb threat

Gonzaga bomb threat was nothing but a tasteless joke by a young man. This week Gonzaga University received a bomb threat by a male whom police was unable to capture.

On Thursday, the Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, received a bomb threat.

According to an officer from the Spokane Police Department at around 7 PM, a male voice called and revealed that there was a bomb ready to go off in the university.

The man who made the bomb threat, used a phone off campus and did not give any information on where the explosives were located.

Gonzaga University students rapidly received an email from the school’s authorities, which alerted them about the bomb threat and asking them to evacuate the premises. It read:

“A police emergency has been identified on the Gonzaga University, a non-specific bomb threat. Please evacuate all academic and administrative buildings.”

Students of the private Roman Catholic university who decided to stay or did not have enough time to leave the campus were asked to take the following measures.

They were told to lock their doors, windows and to check the GU’s official website and Facebook page as often as possible for updates on the matter.

A team composed Spokane Police Department members, the Explosive Disposal Unit and Gonzaga campus security searched the campus and took part in a building-by-building sweep that lasted several hours.

The following day at around 10:30 am, police and Gonzaga University security sent out a text message explaining that the College Hall, Boone Avenue Retail Center (BARC), Martin Centre, Hughes Hall, Tilford Center, Schoenberg Center, Dance and Choral Studios, Broadcast Journalism Building were cleared and students could return to those buildings.

For some unknown reason, the cops and security personal kept the Law School closed for the rest of the day.

About one year ago, Gonzaga University was in the news after two students were suspended for using a handgun to defend themselves from an intruder who tried to force himself into their door room after they refused to give him $15 for food.

The male prankster who phoned in the bomb threat is still at large, the police is asking anyone with information on the person or persons who made the Gonzaga bomb threat to call them immediately.


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