An ISU bomb threat had the campus on high alert on Aug. 21. According to SJ-R.com, no device was found on campus but the FBI was called in as a precaution. This all started after a "handwritten" bomb threat was found in a bathroom at the school. Although everything checked out, security on campus is going to be tightened through at least Friday.
"Officials said the threatening message was found [at Schroeder Hall] on Tuesday. Fall classes at the campus in Normal began Monday. The university has no plans to cancel or postpone any classes," SJ-R.com reported.
The ISU bomb threat is being taken very seriously which is good. The safety of the faculty, staff, and students is a priority at the school and given other incidents that have transpired at schools around the country, a bomb threat needs to be dealt with and checked out. No one can take chances with these things any more.
As of now, police don't know who might have written the threat. An investigation is underway and if they can find the suspect, he or she will be justly punished. It's unknown if there are any leads in this part of the investigation.
The ISU bomb threat has prompted security measures such as police dogs, sweeps of backpacks, and locked, guarded doors to campus buildings according to Panatgraph.
© Effie Orfanides 2013