Spokane Police investigate the report of a bomb on the Gonzaga University campus; No bomb was located and anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233.
This morning, 9/25/14, just before 7:00 am, Spokane Police received a call from a male stating there was a bomb on the Gonzaga University campus. The report did not specify a location of the bomb and the call came from an off-campus location. Spokane Police officers and the SPD Explosive Disposal Unit (EDU) responded to Gonzaga with Gonzaga campus security to search the campus and keep individuals in the surrounding area safe.
Washington State RCW 9.61.160 states: “It is unlawful for any person to threaten to bomb or otherwise injure any public or private school building knowing such information to be false and with intent to alarm people. A violation of this section is a class B felony punishable by a maximum of 10 years in prison and/or a $25,000 fine.”
The Spokane Police Department takes threats of this nature very seriously and will continue investigation into the incident. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.
Please see Gonzaga’s statement to the public regarding the incident below.
GONZAGA UNIVERSITY NEWS
Peter Tormey, News Service Editor
September 25, 2014
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GONZAGA UNIVERSITY STATEMENT ON INCIDENT THIS MORNING
SPOKANE, Washington – Gonzaga University campus buildings were cleared as safe for re-entry and use at approximately 10 a.m. this morning following a non-specific bomb threat called in to the Spokane Police Department from an off-campus phone.
Gonzaga worked closely with Spokane Police Department and its Explosives Disposal Unit in response to the threat. Gonzaga Security conducted a thorough search of all facilities and nothing suspicious was found. GU continues to work with Spokane Police Department on its investigation of the threat.
The University is now open and scheduled classes have resumed, except for the Law School, which is closed today with classes there resuming tomorrow.
Gonzaga University President Thayne McCulloh expressed his gratitude that no one was harmed during this incident.