After assessing the events of last Wednesday’s pair of bomb threats, UL Lafayette officials determined that communications, evacuations and street closures were timely and effective, while they also look at ways to improve for the future. http://www.louisiana.edu/news-events/news/20140722/university-local-officials-effectively-respond-bomb-threat
The University’s emergency notification system sends alerts by email, phone, and text message to members of the UL Lafayette community in situations where an immediate threat is evident.
For more information on the ENS system and to sign up for alerts, visit the Office of Environmental Health and Safety’s website.
The University also offers a free mobile app that serves as a virtual safety network of friends, family, and campus security. Learn more about the Rave Guardian Campus Safety app on the University Police Department’s website.
The University has opened on-campus residences. Classes remain canceled for tonight, July 16. The University is fully open Thursday, July 17.
Other services open tonight: Guillory Dining Hall 5:30-7:30 p.m., Dupre Library 5-8 p.m., and Bourgeois Hall 4 -8 p.m., with a night shuttle running to and from main campus.
Today, the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, to include the Louisiana State Police, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Lafayette Police Department, and in collaboration with the University of Louisiana Lafayette Police Department, responded to a bomb threat to the University of Louisiana Lafayette campus.
While no details of the ongoing investigation can be offered at this time, the FBI is announcing that the number 1-800-CALL FBI has been established for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the threat. Tips can also be called into the local Crime Stoppers number at 337-232-TIPS.
“Standing shoulder to shoulder with our law enforcement partners and both federal and state prosecutors, bomb threats and hoaxes are acts of terror that are and will be investigated with the full weight of federal, state and local resources,” said Michael J. Anderson, Special Agent in Charge, FBI New Orleans. “Any tips we can receive are vital to resolving this and other such cases.”
While no additional specific threat information exists at this time, the FBI’s JTTF and all partner agencies remain committed to updating the public should any further threat to public safety arise.
Classes and events have been canceled at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for the remainder of Wednesday, July 16. Students who live in on-campus housing will be notified when they are allowed to return. Essential employees, including those who support students in residence halls, will need to stay in touch with their supervisors for instructions. University classes and operations are expected to resume tomorrow, July 17.
Legacy Park and Cajun Village residents have been relocated to City Hall.
Transfer and Adult Orientation are still scheduled to begin tomorrow.
Freshmen Orientation students concerned with registering, paying fees and other campus activities will be able to do so on a later date. More information will be posted on the Orientation website. http://orientation.louisiana.edu