UConn says bomb threats 'false'

UPDATE 2:30 p.m.: UConn police chief Barbara O'Connors said at a press conference this afternoon the bomb threat reported earlier today was a false alarm, according to the university's school newspaper, The Daily Campus.

According to the newspaper, the threat does “not appear to have been made by a UConn student,” Ms. O’Connors said.

Earlier today

The University of Connecticut sent out a text message at approximately 10: 45 a.m. asking students, staff and faculty: "Please remain inside until receiving all-clear. All classes beginning at 12:30 p.m./later will resume as scheduled. Next update 11:30 a.m."

UConn also continues to send out notifications via Twitter:

Nick Addamo, UConn senior and campus bus driver, posted a photo on Twitter of bus riders waiting in I-lot. Mr. Addamo and other drivers have been ordered by campus police to keep riders on board:

Other students took to Twitter, expressing wariness about resuming classes at 12:30 p.m.:


The University of Connecticut is a public, co-ed college located in Storrs, CT. It is home to some 18,000 students, including graduate and undergraduate students.

It was founded primarily as an agricultural school in the late 19th century, but has since become one of the top public universities in the country, regularly placing among the top-20 public schools as ranked by U.S. News and World reports.

Both its men’s and women’s basketball teams are currently playing in the NCAA tournament. Both the men’s and women’s teams have reached to Final Four this year.