Last night there was a bomb threat on the one of the buildings across from the bell tower. The police, late Sunday night were informed about this threat and acted accordingly. Many fellow students in my hall knew what was going on because of Purdue's online web cam system.
We could see on the live feed that the police were searching the labs and rooms of the mechanical engineering building. using dogs and high powered semi-automatic guns the police were able to search the whole building.
This was truly an exciting and frightening moment. I was watching it all happen in real time. The reason I am so baffled about this is that I was over inn that area last night at about nine o-clock. I was in a scheduled pledge class meeting. I saw that the whole fire-station was there,but I did not know what was going on till I got back to my dorm.
Many students in my dorm thought that Purdue would close, but alas they would lose more money closing that staying open. I knew that there would not be any delay in classes. The exponent, even only gave a small paragraph or two to tell what happened. The bomb did not go off, of course and many of the students I talked to think it was a prank, or some kid who did not study for a test and needed extra time. Who knows who did it, why and to what end, I guess we might find out in time after the investigation.
Its no surprise that the police took this incident very seriously. I mean it would be really easy for a person to make a bomb. The internet and all its resources are all you need to create "a weapon of mass destruction".