Auburn police issue $10K reward for info on bomb threat

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comApril 22, 2014 

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn University classes are set to resume after a Tuesday morning bomb threat caused officials to evacuate the campus' main student center, according to a university alert.

The message, found in the Haley Center's bathroom, comes a week after classes were cancelled due to a threatening message, according to reports.

According to The Plainsman, Auburn Police and Auburn Fire responded to the Haley Center after the bomb threat was reported at 8:33 a.m.

"We are currently conducting an investigation into the threat," Captain Lorenza Dorsey told The Plainsman Tuesday morning. "We have since evacuated the building and we have canines going floor-to-floor doing a complete and thorough search of the building. We anticipate reopening the building very shortly.”

Auburn University officials announced that the building had been searched and deemed safe to reenter at about 12:40 p.m. Classes are slotted to resume at 2 p.m.

In a news release Tuesday, Auburn University and Auburn Police announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the threats.

Auburn University cancelled classes April 16 after a student found a message in the Haley Center's men's restroom on March 26. The note read, "To whom it may concern, April 16, 2014, I will unleash a rampage of biblical proportion across this tiny campus. You have been warned."

"Reports late yesterday of a suspicious person on campus and a photo circulating on social media that connected the threat to the anniversary of the Virginia Tech tragedy raised legitimate concerns among the campus community," the school announced in a statement released April 16.

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