An ISU bomb threat was made in Normal this week following a sudden bomb scare after a handwritten note was found. The note threatened that a bomb was going to be dropped off and detonated sometime this week in Schroeder Hall, CiNewsNow reported this Tuesday, Aug. 20.
The ISU bomb threat spurred campus security officials to issue a safety message to the school website in order to alert students. According to the statement, the handwritten note that threatened a bomb was going to be put into Schroeder Hall was found in a boy’s bathroom in Schroeder.
School officials at ISU have opted not to cancel any classes. Campus security and Normal police will be working together to make frequent sweeps through the building, including using bomb dogs for the next couple of days. All students who need access to Schroeder Hall will only be allowed to enter the building through two entrances, and all bags are going to be checked by officials prior to entry.
The bomb warning comes only a day after a shooting threat in a Georgia school occurred this week. The young attempted gunman is now in custody, and no students or teachers were reported to have been injured in the incident.
For any students, faculty, staff, or visitors at Illinois State University with any information on the ISU bomb threat or with details involving any suspicious activity, all are please asked to contact University Police officials immediately at (309) 438-8631.