Thursday, August 7, 2008

Bomb threat message found at North Bay Campus

On the morning of Wednesday, August 06, 2008, a written message about a bomb threat was found in the men's changeroom by the gym. What did the message say? Here it is:

On August 7 at 11:45 am a bomb will explode in a secret location this will take place because Canada is an abomination and has become a burden to the United States of America."

As it turned out, there was no explosion that occurred to my knowledge in North Bay. Even though the message did not specify where the explosion was to take place, the North Bay campus of Nipissing University and Canadore College was vacated for a couple of hours by Security Services.

Apparently the North Bay Police Service has been contacted about the matter.

Now, this was the first time I have ever experienced a bomb threat. Some students may have had the opportunity to evacuate their high school for this same reason during their teen years, but not for this fellow. But, here is the most intriguing thing:

Why is Canada an abomination that has become a burden to the United States of America? Canada doesn't rely on the US for social services, does it? Sure, there is free trade, but that has been hailed as a good thing for North America.

Anyway, I hope that whoever wrote this threat is found or comes forward. Really, we don't need these things going on at our campuses, or anywhere else for that matter.


Big Green Giant said...

Has anyone else ever experienced a bomb threat in their life?

Anonymous said...

Many in high school, though evacuations were scarce!

Anonymous said...

Wow that is pretty intense. There was a threat once at my high school and we had to evacuate for a whole afternoon.

Anonymous said...

OMG I didn't know about it. Ohh that is scary. But good that no explosion was occurred!! I miss North Bay..

alchanko said...

Yeah, there was a bomb threat at my school once.

I'm running my thesis experiment now... If it had gotten blown up, do you think I would've gotten an automatic 80? ;)

Big Green Giant said...

So I've received a few comments about bomb threats. Apparently there was a threat at the high school I attended way back in the day (eesh, now I'm dating myself). I must have missed that day since I don't recall it occurring. Additionally, I missed an epic food fight that featured a tray of ketchup thrown up at one of the spinning ceiling fans in the large room. This experience now gives new meaning to the phrase "shit hit the fan."

A university is certainly the place for political affairs and making political statements. But, in the context of written or oral threats vs. academic discussion, I believe the latter rules. The most famous social change has resulted from the student movement (read about the segregation issues of 20th century USA).