Bomb Threats Plague Iowa

The University of Iowa yesterday received its third bomb threat in a month.

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The University of Iowa yesterday received its third bomb threat in a month, the Daily Iowan reports. Other schools that have recently received threats are the University of Alaska, Middle Tennessee State, Oregon State University, Princeton University, and Carnegie Mellon University.

At Iowa, the latest scare has officials on alert. "This is the first time I can recall we've had this many in the 20 years I've been at the university," said one university administrator. "And we've never had this many in a short period of time."

What's going on? Best-case scenario: some punk kids with too much time on their hands. Worst-case scenario: The influx of threats is being used to lull officials to sleep. "Then you have an actual bomb." —Alison Go