Police aren’t yet confirming, but members of the student body seem clear: A Monday-morning bomb threat that sent four facilities at Harvard University into emergency evacuation mode was due to a prankster who wanted to avoid final exams.
The Ivy League university in Cambridge, Mass., began final testing this week — and about 9:30 a.m. EST, officials sent out a tweet advising they were investigating the presence of explosives on the campus and were evacuating four buildings.
Police in their tweet said that “out of an abundance of caution, the buildings have been evacuated while the report is investigated,” The Associated Press reported.
But students aren’t so worried, it seems.
One sophomore, Santiago Pardo, said to the AP that he and his roommates “feel safe” and that “we’re not scared.”
Meanwhile, student body tweeters said similarly.
One wrote, as Twitchy reported: “Bomb threat in the building. I’m taking my finals, everyone had to evacuate. #OnlyAtHarvard.”
And another: “Woke up before noon for the first time in weeks to show up to an exam that got evacuated because of a bomb threat. #pissed.”
A third: “Waiting in the library for the all-clear: Cambridge fire made us move away from Emerson, where we had just sat down for a final. #harvard.”
And yet one more: “Interesting morning … bomb threat in my exam hall this morning.”
Police haven’t given the all-clear yet or confirmed the warning about explosives was a hoax.