February 21, 2008


Let me be clear, this did not take place at Johnson County Community College but rather Emporia State University (ESU), where I am also a distance learning student.

At approximately 1:30 p.m., Thursday February 21, a message was found scrawled on a wall in Plumb Hall, indicating there was a bomb in the building. It was unknown when the message was placed. Staff in offices and classrooms in the building were alerted and encouraged to look for anything out of place. Police and Safety and Facilities staff walked through all areas of the building and have completed a thorough review revealing no threats. The search was completed by 2:00 pm. At this point, we have no reason to believe the message was anything other than a prank. But individuals are encouraged to be ever vigilant of anything out of place and notify Police and Safety accordingly.

Posted Thursday, February 21, 2008, by the Office of the Vice President for Student Life
This message came via ESU's student e-mail accounts and the Buzzin Announcement page. Buzzin serves as ESU's web portal allowing access to student accounts, enrollment. According to the college, Buzzin "serve[s] as the single point of entry for the university's information assets."