The University of Connecticut is on lockdown and has asked people to stay off their main campus in Storrs after a bomb threat was called into the admissions building this morning. The Tasker Building, which houses the admission’s office, was evacuated immediately following the threat. State police have checked the building with a bomb-sniffing dog but according to UConn spokeswoman, Stephanie Reitz, the search has not yet yielded any suspicious objects.
The lockdown comes just a day after Kent State University issued a similar lockdown on campus after a gunshot was fired, but no injuries were reported, and the shooting spree at Fort Hood, which left four dead (including the shooter) and 16 injured. The threat also came during the UConn’s celebration of its men and women’s basketball teams as they have both reached the Final Four in the NCAA tournament.
By David Tulis