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Students at Louisiana State University were required to evacuate their campus on Sept. 17 due to a bomb threat.
At around 10:32 a.m. (11:32 a.m. ET), the East Baton Rouge Parish 911 center received a call over an unspecified threat about a bomb on the school grounds.
This prompted a campus-wide evacuation, and led to a building-by-building search by the police. At a 4:45 p.m. press conference, Capt. Cory Lalonde, of the LSU police, stated that school buildings would reopen individually, once they were deemed safe.
By 8 p.m., all residential life facilities on the campus were cleared, and students were allowed back in. Two of the school’s dining halls had also reopened.
No specific buildings were mentioned in the 911 call, and it has been relayed by Lalonde that it is “a little too early to speculate on motives.”
LSU’s bomb threat is the third to come up since Sept. 14 bomb threats at the University of Texas and North Dakota State University.