A bomb scare at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse or UW-L has students turning to Twitter to vent their fears over a suspicious package. According to the La Crosse Tribune, the bomb squad was called in to UW-L due to the suspicious package that has set nerves on edge. As of this writing, the Twitter page of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse @UWL has not published any updates about the bomb scare situation, but keep checking for updates.
According to the most recent update from the Facebook page of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, “The suspicious package is still where police found it. Just informational.” Keep checking the Facebook page and the university’s website and Twitter pages for more current information.
However, the UW-L website did publish news about the bomb scare to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse website on December 8.
“The University Police have blocked off the area of campus located between 15th Street and Pine near Angell Hall and Whitney Center. A suspicious package has been identified and we are taking precautionary measures to secure the area until the package can be managed. At this point in time we have cleared certain areas of campus located near the area including areas of Angell, Drake, and Hutch Halls as well as areas of Whitney Center.”
“We ask the community to stay clear of this area until we have an all clear message. Mitchell Hall has been established as the campus shelter for those in need. We ask for your patience and cooperation as we manage this incident.”
“If anyone has seen a suspicious package on campus please contact University Police at 608.789.9999.”
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse police have been placed on alert due to the package and are taking measures to ensure the UW-L campus is safe. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow said that the suspicious package was spotted near Drake Hall, by the gazebo.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is teaming up with the bomb squad in order to get the situation under control, which could take about one hour. According to the La Crosse Tribune, the cops were awaiting a specific bomb truck that must make its way from Madison, Wisconsin.
As a result of the bomb suspicions, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus police have warned people to stay out of the area. Campus cops have already cleared locations surrounding Angell Hall, Drake Hall, and Hutch Hall.
Portions of the Whitney Center have been cleared as well, and authorities are asking the surrounding Wisconsin community to await the all-clear from the police prior to coming into the area.
The fact that the UW-L campus was evacuated as a result of the suspicious package found, according to WKBT, is sending tweets into Twitter in response to the bomb threat. Some of those tweets prove that certain University of Wisconsin-La Crosse students are afraid. Other tweets about the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse bomb scare are making jokes in the midst of the situation, perhaps to calm frayed nerves.
“uwl ranked the second safest school”
“bomb squad on campus investigating threats and suspicious packages”
“bomb threat at uwl, whole campus is getting shut down. Wish us luck”
“bomb threat at uwl i am v scared”
“You’re the bomb is not an acceptable term today at UWL… #”
“Crazy stuff happening at the UWL today folks. Stay tuned.”
“Hopefully we don’t have class tomorrow
“Bomb threat at UWL and all the halls being evacuated what the f*** is going on”
“UWL on lockdown. yay.”
The University of Wisconsin La Crosse is located in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
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