On Friday afternoon at 4 PM, students and faculty received an “Awareness Bulletin” describing an e-mail including bomb threats which Public Safety and the Swarthmore Police Department believe to be false.
Colleges around the country have been receiving similar messages in the past week, including Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, and MIT. Carnegie Mellon evacuated its science building and was searched by bomb-sniffing dogs, which turned up nothing. The FBI is currently investigating the threats, believed to be a large-scale hoax.
We’ll have more information about the Swarthmore situation for you by Monday.