OU Student Center Receives Bomb Threat

by Emily Baird on November 12, 2009

The Ohio University Police Department says it plans to increase its presence at the campus’s student center after receiving a bomb threat within the past week.

An OU Communication and Marketing press release indicates that the OU Police Department conducted a search of the building last Friday and found nothing.

Then a second search closed down the student center Monday night, around 10 p.m.

It says the Columbus Fire Department’s bomb squad along with the State Highway Patrol, the Federal Burea of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and the FBI were called in to assist.

Bomb-sniffing dogs were used in the second search but nothing was found.

Police Chief Andrew Powers says in the coming weeks, the OU Police Department may conduct random searches and emergency drills for the students’ safety.