Arcata, Calif.—Humboldt State University’s Founders and Van Matre Halls were closed and evacuated following a report of a bomb threat in the area. Just before 10 a.m. University Police Department personnel discovered a note in the HSU Library about a potential bomb threat in the Founders Hall area of campus. University Police immediately evacuated the area and began a full investigation into the threat.
By 3 p.m., University Police had completed the search of the buildings and discovered no bombs or other suspicious items. After deeming the area safe, University Police lifted the cordon. An investigation is on going and people in the area are urged to remain alert. Any items out of the ordinary can be reported to University Police at (707) 826-5555 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classes in the two buildings were canceled during the search, and were resumed by 4 p.m. Classes scheduled for Monday evening will take place as planned. Students should contact their instructors for information regarding make-up times for canceled classes.
Updates were available on the HSU Homepage, Emergency Notification Web site as well as 826-INFO throughout the day. KHSU-FM along with other regional media outlets were also updated throughout the day.
The campus Emergency Text Alert System is activated only in the event of a campus-wide emergency. Today’s incident involved a geographically defined area of the campus, and there were many students, staff and faculty who were in unaffected areas. Police chose not to interrupt classes in unaffected areas by initiating a campus-wide text alert.
More information is posted at the HSU homepage at humboldt.edu, HSU’s Emergency Conditions webpage at humboldt.edu/emergency, and on 707/826-INFO (4636).
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