Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Students in UP Baguio Evacuated After the School Received Bomb Threats

Classes at the Baguio campus of the University of the Philippines were suspended on Wednesday after the school received bomb threats from a still unidentified person or persons. All students were also immediately evacuated. According to Baguio City police chief Senior Superintendent Rolando Miranda, they received information about the threats at about 9:30 in the morning.

According to reports, two officials of the university received the threats from an anonymous person via text messages. UP Baguio Chancellor Raymundo Rovillos and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Wilfredo Arangui received the threats. The contents of the text messages were not divulged to the media but said messages indicated that a bomb was planted in one of the many buildings inside the campus.

The Baguio police office were immediately notified. Bomb experts were deployed in the area to search for said bomb while the policemen supervised the evacuation of the students.