threat of violence closes YVCC again (but only in late April?)

Deb just emailed me to let me know that campus security closed down YVCC today due to a threat of violence. The same thing happened last year. I checked a post I wrote about it last year, and it was almost exactly a year ago. What’s this? Someone gets spring fever and the urge to threaten violence? It was happening at other schools that same day last year, too (which I mentioned in my post). It’s sad and stupid, but it is curious that it’s happening at almost the same time of year.

Here’s the KNDO news story:

Serious Threat Shuts Down Yakima Valley Community College

Posted: Apr 30, 2008 09:33 AM Updated: Apr 30, 2008 11:25 AM

YAKIMA, Wash. – Yakima Valley Community College campus has been evacuated and closed down. Yakima Police is redirecting traffic around the campus.

Campus Security is currently saying that the campus has been closed down after YVCC received a credible and serious threat to public safety. Further details have not been released.

Nob Hill Boulevard is blocked off near the college as police work on getting vehicles off the campus.

Day and evening classes and activities has been canceled for Wednesday. Scheduled classes and activities will resume Thursday unless otherwise notified.

KNDO has a reporter on scene and we will be bringing you more information as it is updated. Watch tonight at 5pm and 6pm for all the details behind this developing story.

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2 thoughts on “threat of violence closes YVCC again (but only in late April?)

  1. Yeah, and the gridlock in the parking lot was so bad it took us almost 45 minutes to get out of there. If there’d been a real loony on campus, we’d have been sitting ducks. I guess they need to take these threats seriously (both based on notes found in bathrooms, I guess) but they really need to do a better job of figuring out emergency evacuation techniques.

    Sigh.

    Shannon

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