October 21st, 2010
11:08 AM ET

UConn evacuates West Hartford campus after bomb threat

The University of Connecticut's West Hartford campus was evacuated Thursday after a bomb threat, said a message posted on the university's website.

"A bomb threat has been received for the West Hartford Campus," the online message said. "Police have responded and are investigating. The evacuation of the campus is in progress and no entry into buildings will be allowed until 12 PM or later. Please check back for further details."

WTNH: Second bomb threat at UConn in one week

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  1. Umptysquat

    I like cheese.

    October 21, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. uhhh

    sounds like someone didn't study for their midterm and pulled this as a last resort...

    October 21, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ev_angel

    Test or no test,we should be prepare for any thing even to the great rapture of the saints.Live right.

    October 21, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • AKC

      I am an evangelical Christian (one of those who believes that every word of the Bible is true). Yet you disgust me. Because of people like you, it is no wonder many think evangelical Christians are nut jobs. You need to read Acts and Romans and learn how to share the Gospel.

      October 21, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. murray best

    Some of you guys have retarded statements. If they evacuate the school that means Obama is making the country live in fear, but if a bomb did go off there would be blame for someone not doing enough. Think before natural selection takes place over you.

    October 21, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ash

      First you wanna kill me, now you wanna kiss me. Blow.

      October 21, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Piper Shaniqua Wellington-Jenkins

    In case it hasn't been said yet, either Obama or a Muslim is behind this. Oh wait, Obama is a Muslim right? Yeah it's his fault then.

    October 21, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bob the builder

    What tina did to ike in the limo, finally hit me

    October 21, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bob the builder

    I know u want me, u know I wantcha uno dos tres.... We should call jerry springer and finds out whos responsible for this. Jst dnt blame on global warming or Bush lol

    October 21, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Regardless

    ...it's cowardice.

    October 21, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ash

      I know you're scared; we're all scared, but that doesn't mean were cowards. We can take these skeletons, we can take them, with science.

      October 21, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Regardless

      Scared? What are you talking about?! People who think they should solve some problem or have fun by threatening to destroy property or lives (or worse, actually doing it) are seriously insecure.

      Science can't help–people need to help people.

      October 21, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Gil Cisneros

    For those questioning the depth of responsibility that a nation has for it's people, it should be said that in efforts to making this country and it's citizen's safe, people have lost confidence and respect for our nation's government. I am a duly appointed special agent for one of our nation"s intelligence agencies and must express the utmost sadness for what some of our citizens. Every person on this earth is human, which also, without a doubt implies exactly that... we're only human! We cannot be everywhere and can't perform miracles. Our nation has been dedicated to it's safety and well being since the addition of the executive branch to it's government... Please don't lose faith in our government, be reasonable and accept the fact that "we're not god."

    October 21, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  10. UConn grad student

    Look everybody, I know it doesn't sound like much, but this is the second bomb threat at this campus in three days. I like to think it merits some investigation.

    October 21, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ash

      It's a trick. Get an axe.

      October 21, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  11. mary adkins

    Threats to schools and offices have been happening for quite a while. It's really better to be safe than really sorry!

    October 21, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Old guy

    I bet someone had a big test today...

    October 21, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Bryan

    This is what the rest of the planet has lived with for decades. Why should we be surprised? If you want to be part of the global experince, this is a part of it. I dealt with it in Europe in the early 80's. Welcome to the rest of the world.

    October 21, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  14. bob the builder

    Bryan and old guy i disagree with you guys kuz I make fresh raps without your help

    October 21, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  15. JJTTT

    what is wrong with frickin people these days? what kind of parents must have brought these marrooonnns up?

    October 21, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • AKC

      You must have an inside source regarding information. Don't see anything here that says it was a young adult.

      October 21, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
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