I missed it.

I missed all the excitement today at NDSU.  A credible bomb threat that resulted in a campus-wide evacuation.  Whoa – scary stuff and big news.  Today’s bomb threat was the third bomb threat in North Dakota this week. Happily, the campus was cleared and school was back in session by 2 PM.

But the point is, I missed it.  My colleague Jessica and I were headed back home from Maryland.  We got all our CENS (Campus Emergency Notification System) messages while we sat at the airport.  I was very happy to see CENS being methodically used to handle the messaging in this incident.  I hope it will remind folks who are not fans of the system that it has its value.

I sure am curious about who called in that bomb threat.  There is a lot of speculation presently as to whether NDSU’s bomb threat was connected to the other recent bomb threats.  Making a bomb threat, even when there is no bomb, is a very serious offense.  Today, productivity (and hence, money) was lost at NDSU.  There was also a tremendous expenditure of law enforcement manpower (and hence, money).  Thankfully, there was no harm to people or property – other than stress and inconvenience.

The bottom line though – I missed it.  A full evacuation of the campus – the only one that has ever happened in my time at NDSU - had to happen when I wasn’t around.  I hate when I miss all the excitement, but I guess as far as experiences go I can ultimately live without the experience of participating in a campus-wide evacuation.

Never fear, I am sure to get detailed briefings from my students and colleagues - I will get the good, bad, and ugly of the event in stereo.  That is the next best thing to being there. ;-)

Day one thousand one hundred and sixty-six of the new forty – obla di obla da

Ms. C

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I teach at NDSU...but I remain a student of life with all the enthusiasm that entails. My favorite saying is, "Sometimes you have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down." In the new forty that is what I am doing...building my wings.
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One Response to I missed it.

  1. katherine says:

    Thank God there was no bomb.

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