November 16th, 2010
11:17 AM ET

Four Ohio State buildings closed after bomb threat

Four buildings on The Ohio State University campus were evacuated Tuesday after the FBI's Columbus, Ohio, bureau notified the university it had received an anonymous message that explosives were placed in the buildings, authorities said.

Classes in the three academic buildings involved were canceled and the library was closed until at least 5 p.m. or until the investigation is complete, according to Vernon Baisden, the university's director of public safety.

The university's alert system was activated after it learned of the threat about 8:20 a.m. ET, officials said.


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  1. momofastudent

    Just remember then one who did this, will pay dearly when caught-and most certain TESTS will be rescheduled. We parents being a distance away are not at all finding this funny. And to OSU SAFETY-how smart is it to have all those other students out there going to classes? If it had been real and did happen? You'd have a a total mess on your hands and lawsuits for NOT cancelling ALL CLASSES or that time period.

    November 16, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. osama bin diesel

    There's a college in Ohio ?

    November 16, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. RB

    How do we know the veracity of the threat?

    November 16, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Noah

    I wonder who it is? Probaly a dude in engineering who didn't want to take an exam. lol

    November 16, 2010 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mike

    As an OSU student, I actually had a class (3 hour Chem lab) that was CONNECTED to one of the buildings threatened. (For any students, I was in Celeste which is connected to McPherson.) I had to go past yellow police tape to go through a chain of buildings to get to my class. I wasn't particularly enthused.

    And, jeez, guys. Ohio State is steadily on the increase to be one of the very top public universities in the nation. Take it from an honors electrical and computer engineer. Don't let your ignorance convince you that OSU is nothing but a drunk football school. That's Terrelle Pryor - we try to distance ourselves from that bum.

    November 17, 2010 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  6. Cal

    Idiotic comment.....Your simple minded Dem comment has no bearing or basis to this story.

    November 16, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  7. Brandon

    Your comment has no bearing or basis to this story. There is no political commentary in this article, so why assume someone is a Dem

    November 16, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  8. Evil

    Cal, don't get your Red Panties in a bunch.

    November 16, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  9. TheBourneBlogger

    Republican = modern day nazi... Go see Russia from Palin's house you dolt...

    November 16, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Alex

    Damn right.

    November 16, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  11. kyle

    dolt is a lame word..i want to punch you in the face so if your around columbus let me know

    November 16, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Bill

    Bourne was a bad a$$ you are just an A$$....

    November 16, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jeff

    What community college did you go to?

    November 16, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Bucks

    Your mom is a piece of trash!!

    November 16, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Bill

    Are you a Michigan Alum? Was it you that phoned it in???? O H

    November 16, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
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