As you learned from the MessageMe alerts this morning, the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) received an unconfirmed report that explosives may have been placed in four buildings on campus: the Science Center, and Thayer, Sever and Emerson halls. Out of an abundance of caution, the buildings have been evacuated while the report is investigated by the HUPD and the Cambridge Police Department.
Access to Harvard Yard has been restricted to residents of the Yard with Harvard ID. As of the writing of this message the report remains unconfirmed and the HUPD has no reason to believe there is a threat to any other site on campus.
Harvard’s focus is on the safety of our students, faculty and staff. We will continue to update the community via MessageME and through messages posted here and on the University’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Could this be related to the finals? I knew of one journalism prof who threatened to fail his whole class if at least one bomb threat were not called in during finals.