University of Louisiana happy with bomb threat coordination
POSTED: Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 5:23pm
UPDATED: Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 9:51pm
Lafayette, LA (KADN) — The University of Louisiana is back in full swing today after a bomb threat scare shut down the entire campus down yesterday morning and afternoon. A joint effort of Sate, Local, and University Police teamed up with the FBI made a full sweep of the campus to ensure all students and orientation guests could get back to their normal schedules and activities.
While still no suspect has been named or identified for the bomb threat or device found in Girard Park, university officials felt the job done by faculty, staff, and law enforcement was enough to ensure the safety of students return back to campus life today.
"What we witnessed yesterday was truly a collaboration and coordination of people at all levels both within the university and without. Making sure those lines of communication are open, is paramount to the success of something of this nature." said Joey Pons, UL Associate Director of Public Safety.
"We are very fortunate that this turned out to be an incident where no one was hurt and we did not experience any property damage. Of course while you are going through it, you have to take it seriously and the takes a lot of coordination."
Pons says he was very happy with his units performance yesterday and says law enforcement agencies outside of the university were there ready and eager to help as soon as they learned about the incident.