CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University students are safely back in their residence halls after they were temporarily evacuated after a bomb threat.
Thousands of students were evacuated around 7:15 pm Thursday evening from their dorm rooms, after the OSU Department of Public Safety says it received a call from an unidentified caller threatening there was a bomb in one of the residence halls. Oregon State Police say the person did not indicate which building the bomb was in, so they immediately evacuated all residence halls on campus.
Students were able to go to the library or Memorial Union to wait. Many students instead waited outside their dorms, saying they wondered about the timing of the threat.
“It’s a major inconvenience,” said Rhyce Pruit, an OSU student who lives in one of the dorms. “Because it’s midterms and people have tests. And it’s just a bad time to have this.”
The Benton County Sheriff’s Office and the Corvallis Police Department also responded to campus. Investigators searched each residence hall before determining everything was clear around 9:30 pm. They did not find anything suspicious, but investigators are asking for the public’s help in the case. Anyone who knows anything about the bomb threat is asked to contact the OSU Department of Public Safety at: (541) 737-7000.