Threats Shut Down Colleges in Mississippi and Washington

by E Wayne Ross on April 25, 2007

Clarion-Ledger: Delta State officials “choosing caution” in closing school

Delta State University’s Cleveland campus was shut down at 2 p.m. today after the school received bomb threats in several buildings.

“We are choosing caution,’’ said DSU spokesman Rori Herbison in light of the tragedy at Virginia Tech last week that left 33 students dead, including the lone gunman.

Yakima Herald-Republic: Threat of violence puts schools on edge

Officials at Yakima Valley Community College say they are acting “extra cautious” by closing day and evening classes at the Yakima campus today because of a threat of violence the college received Monday.

Also on Monday, students at Prosser High School were evacuated before noon and police searched the building after reports of a bomb inside.

The college received “threats of harm to people on campus” for today, Yakima police Capt. Greg Copeland said. After receiving the threat, college officials canceled today’s classes and activities in Yakima.