A little over an hour ago, evacuations of four buildings at Harvard University were ordered after the institution received threats of explosive devices on the premises.
The story is still developing as the Cambridge Police force and state troopers are currently coursing the Thayer, Sever, and Emerson buildings, as well as the Science Center with bomb sniffing K9s.
Jay Harris, dean of undergraduate education, told students gathered at Harvard’s Annenberg Hall, the freshman dining facility, that Monday morning final exams had been canceled due to the scare, The Crimson, Harvard’s school paper, reported.
“Following announcement, students erupt in applause,” the Crimson (Harvard’s school paper) tweeted.
Today marks the continuation of exam week at Harvard, so we can only hope that the threat is less than credible, merely an idiotic, stressed, whacked out on Addy, student terrified of receiving a B+ on their organic chemistry final pulling the old, “I’ll commit a federal felony and call in a bomb threat” move.
Harvard police have said that there is ‘no reason to believe’ the bomb threat. Following a bomb sniffing K9 sweep of the campus by the Massachusetts State Police, the evacuation of Harvard has been lifted.
Looks like someone really didn’t want to take their exam today.
[via USA Today]
Image via Jessica Rinaldi for the Boston Globe