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Final Word From College Of Charleston: No Bomb

SCHOOL’S CREDIBILITY IN TATTERS, THOUGH …  || By FITSNEWS || The emotional roller coaster is over.  There was “no bomb.” The College of Charleston – a hard-partying, government-run school presided over by an unapologetic neo-Confederate – announced early Tuesday that a bomb had been found on campus.  It then announced its earlier report…

SCHOOL’S CREDIBILITY IN TATTERS, THOUGH … 

|| By FITSNEWS || The emotional roller coaster is over.  There was “no bomb.”

The College of Charleston – a hard-partying, government-run school presided over by an unapologetic neo-Confederate – announced early Tuesday that a bomb had been found on campus.  It then announced its earlier report was false – the result of a dispatch coding error.  Then it announced there was still an active bomb threat and proceeded to evacuate a half-dozen buildings.

So … “Yes Bomb/ No Bomb/ Maybe Bomb.”

The final word?

No bomb …

Local police announced the all clear Tuesday evening, leaving College of Charleston officials to deal with the fallout from their faulty notification system – the “Cougar Alert.”

“Kids (who had) to evacuate dorms were still in their pajamas hours later – having to go to class in their pajamas and wander around campus in the cold in pajamas,” one concerned parent told FITS.

Indeed.  Cold, scared to death … and completely jerked around.

Glenn McConnell – the school’s president – took responsibility for the faulty notification process and vowed the system would be improved in the future.

“Our emergency notification system – Cougar Alert – proved less than effective in a real-time situation,” McConnell said.  “In the aftermath of today’s events, we have learned that there was a glitch in the system, programmed years ago – which resulted in our communication protocols being compromised, and the initial ‘bomb found’ message was sent out electronically in error.”

“Plain and simple, that is unacceptable, and I will work with our emergency management task force to address it immediately,” McConnell added.

 

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6 comments

jimlewisowb February 11, 2015 at 9:11 am

“Cougar Alert” my lily white prune ass

Sounds like they have a Stool Pigeon Alert system and the little fucker can’t tell the difference between fact and fiction

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kerpow February 11, 2015 at 9:13 am

When was the last time a bomb threat was called in to a facility… Followed by an actual bomb exploding?

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easterndumbfuckistan February 11, 2015 at 9:16 am

I have family that worked in public safety for many years. I was told Bomb Threat = False Alarm. It’s a universal truth.

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student February 11, 2015 at 11:58 am

I’m a student at cofc and I agree with you guys for the most part but I think that most people would start a riot if they didn’t investigate. But also the weird part is why did the person report bombs in two different buildings? I mean…if they wanted to get out of a test in the Beatty center (one of the locations given) then why also say there was one in a residence hall?

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easterndumbfuckistan February 11, 2015 at 2:39 pm

They have to investigate and evacuate no doubt. The same family member above reamed out a high school administration for failing to evacuate and investigate before. Just a good rule of thumb over what to worked up over and what to go yeah well I have better things to do. I understand multiple agencies were involved with the response, and sadly at time communications between agencies are lacking and cause confusion as to locations etc. Then there was the drama with Cougar Alert which show how important communication is and how lackluster our implementations for communication are.

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southmauldin February 11, 2015 at 9:30 am

No kidding. How many bomb threats have been called in to Baghdad in the last ten years? Those bastards mean business, not some high school loser who doesn’t want to take a test on Monday

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