Skidmore receives anonymous bomb threat

skidnewslogo By Andrew Shi, Editor-in-Chief

 

Skidmore Update 12:26:

Police and Campus Safety teams have completed their sweep of all academic buildings and all buildings are now open. Classes will begin in some buildings at 12:20 p.m., and in others at 1:25 p.m.

Classes will begin at 12:20 p.m. in the following buildings: Scribner Library, Palamountain, Tisch, Bolton, Harder, and old and new Dana.

Classes will begin at 1:25 p.m. in Zankel, JKB, Filene, Case Center, Saisselin, Ladd, Sports Center, Dance Center, and the Tang Museum.

These buildings have been thoroughly inspected by Campus Safety and police teams with a canine unit. Neverthless, Campus Safety asks that you be attentive to your surroundings and to report to them any items of a suspicious nature you may see.

Skidmore Update 11:31

Six academic buildings have been cleared to open at noon with classes to start at 12:20 p.m.: Scribner Library, Palamountain, Tisch, Bolton, Harder, and old and new Dana.
All other academic buildings remain closed. These include Zankel, JKB, Case Center, Saisselin, Sports Center, Filene, Tang, Dance Center, and Ladd. Classes in these buildings remain cancelled for the time being.

Skidmore Update 11:04:

Employees may return at noon to the following buildings: Palamountain, Tisch, Bolton, Harder, and old and new Dana.

Skidmore Update 11:01:

Skidmore Update  9:17:

Classes are delayed until further notice because of a bomb threat.  Anyone who has arrived on campus (students, faculty, and staff) and does not have a place to go is welcome to join people in Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, regardless of their meal plan.  All academic buildings (places where classes are taught) remain closed, including Case Center (which is attached to Ladd Hall), Scribner Library, and the Williamson Sports Center.  Greenberg Child Care Center has been cleared and remains open.  Academic buildings will be inspected by a K-9 unit.

All updates can be seen here: http://www.skidmore.edu/alert/

Skidmore Update 10:10:

At approximately 7:30 this morning, a student found a note outside an academic building that said a bomb had been placed in an academic building. Campus Safety was immediately notified and the Emergency Response Team ordered the cancellation of classes and the immediate closure of all academic buildings, including Case Center, Scribner Library, and the Williamson Sports Center. Police started sweeping the buildings with a canine unit.The Emergency Response Team expects to be able to soon clear several academic buildings and resume classes in those buildings. We expect to be able to will provide a list of these buildings shortly.

Skidmore Alert 10:01:

K-9 units continue to work their way through buildings. More information soon. According to Joshua Woodfork, Executive Director of the Office of the President, "police have checked 5 buildings so far."

Skidmore Alert 9:36:

Police continue to sweep academic buildings with canine unit. Classes scheduled to start at 10:10 a.m. have been cancelled. Students may stay in dorms or go to Dining Hall.

Skidmore Alert 9:16:

Buildings will be inspected by a police canine unit. Greenberg has been cleared. Classes delayed until further notice.

Skidmore Alert 9:14:

Buildings will be inspected by a police canine unit. Greenberg has been cleared. Classes delayed until further notice.

Skidmore Alert 9:01:

Employees in non-academic buildings may stay in place. Please monitor Web site for more information.

Skidmore Alert 8:59:

Employees who are in academic buildings should go to the Dining Hall. This includes Case Center, Scribner Library and Williamson Sports Center.

Skidmore Alert 8:56:

Employees who are in academic buildings should go to the Dining Hall. This includes Case Center, Scribner Library and Williamson Sports Center.

Skidmore Alert 8:29:

Academic buildings the focus of the inspection at this time.

Skidmore Alert 8:20:

Bldgs being checked due to anonymous bomb threat. Bldgs will reopen after inspection. Do not touch suspicious items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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