Lockdown at St. Edwards in Austin
News just in reporting that a bomb threat was found in a restroom at St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas.
The school has been locked down, classes cancelled through at least six this evening, and road have been blocked off around the school. Students already in school are gathering on the soccer field and students not on campus are being asked to not report to class. Some dorm buildings have been cleared and students are being allowed to return to those buildings.
I have to believe this is a sick joke, but the university, rightfully so, is not taking any chances. This is reported as a non-specific note, meaning apparently that no specific site was targeted in the note.
I don't know who would play a sick joke like this after the tragedy suffered at Virginia Tech yesterday, but the person should be ashamed of themselves. The nation is already on edge and this does nothing more than add to the stress suffered by parents, students, faculty, administration, and the rest of the country.
Assuming this is a "joke", the person or persons responsible need to be punished to the fullest extent of the law. Maybe speaking to the parents, family and friends of those who lost their lives yesterday would convince this "jokester" that this is not the time for stupid, juvenile, sick pranks such as this.
In this day and age of terrorism and tragedy, this is not the time for this kind of "humor".