April Free Write
Bomb Threats in Pittsburgh
If you ever had a brother or sister away at college thought everything was ok. If you were going to college beware of bomb threats.
Did you know there are 99 bomb threats in Pittsburgh? By the time you read this there will probably be over 100 bomb threats. They have all been at the University of Pittsburgh.
The bomb threats started happening February 13, 2012. Many people had to be evacuated several times. The bomb threats have been happening all hours of the night. Some dorms had to be evacuated at 4 a.m. in the morning. It takes several hours to evacuate and clear each building. They bring dogs in to sniff the dorm to evacuate ever dorm.
This is not only school buildings and libraries; students are also living in dorms that have been evacuated. All of the students that are being evacuated need a place to go.
Pitt is a 132 acre campus. It is a city in itself. There are 34,000 students and 12,000 employees. It has been hard for the FBI, Pitt police, and the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force to catch the person making the threats.