On Friday, students, faculty and staff had to be evacuated out of the building after an unidentified caller phoned in a bomb threat. Some speculated that the stunt was a tactic to cancel a test in a Computers 4 class.
Item One is commending University police for their quick response. The way I figure it, computer science majors are the only kids smart enough to build a bomb, so there was definitely a chance this thing was for real.
Maj. Jeff McCracken said he had heard of other instances on college campuses where bomb threats were used to cancel classes. And it makes sense - a bomb threat is a surefire way to get out of class. I'm surprised it hasn't happened before.
McCracken and company have not caught the caller. I wonder if they know that a quick *69 would have cracked the case. Regardless, kudos to the gang for taking it seriously and acting fast.
But I have several problems with this bomb threat nonsense.
First, these kids were trying to get out of a COMP 4 test. Not COMP 395 or something hard in the three-digits. COMP 4.
That's just plain weak.
Second, only comp majors would try pulling a stunt like this. They are the only ones smart enough to mastermind something so ridiculous, clever and simple.
Nobody ever goes to extremes to get out of their English 10 midterm.