ISU Bomb Threat Taken Seriously, Security Upgraded But Classes Will Continue

Security is being increased at Illinois State University (ISU) after a written bomb threat was discovered in a bathroom.

The threatening message was scrawled on a handwritten note inside Schroeder Hall, according to an official statement.

Classes are continuing, but administrators say that they will increase security for the next few days while law enforcement officials investigate the threat.

Access to the building is being restricted, all bags will be checked, and the police will be using special-trained dogs to sniff for explosives.

ISU President President Timothy J. Flanagan posted a message to the school’s website, which read in part:

“We must take these communications seriously. After receiving the communication, University police immediately contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement agencies. While we have not cancelled classes at Schroeder Hall, we are taking multiple steps to ensure the safety of all students, faculty and staff members who use the building.”

Jay Groves, ISU Chief of Staff, says the school has contacted the FBI to be on the safe side.