Monday, November 3, 2014

Another Bomb Threat Disrupts Classes At The University Of The Philippines Baguio Campus

Pranksters have done it again. On Tuesday morning (November 4), the Baguio City campus of the University of the Philippines got rocked by yet another bomb threat. According to Senior Superintendent Rolando Miranda who heads the Baguio City Police, they learned of the threat around 9:30 in the morning.

Miranda added that K-9 dogs and members of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team were immediately deployed into the university's campus. No bombs were found inside. The threat was reportedly sent via a text message to the president of the school's student affairs office.

This is the second time this year that the university got hit by bomb threat hoaxers. It can be recalled that last August, the school received threats which led to the disruption and cancellation of classes

Other universities in Baguio City have been rocked by bomb threats this year. The University of the Cordilleras got one just a few months ago. Just last month, Saint Louis University also received one. Almost all of these were sent to the schools during examination week which led people to believe that the senders were disgruntled students who are trying to buy more time before they take their exams.

It's still unknown if the messages to the three different schools were sent by the same people/pranksters.
Photo from the University of the Philippines website.