Suicidal Man Terrorizing Campus = Free Meals

Free meal vouchers kept students calm and distracted as man threatened safety of University of Wisconsin's campus.


Life at the University of Wisconsin has returned to normal after a series of threatening phone calls put the campus on partial lockdown Tuesday, the Badger Herald reports. Police said a 19-year-old with no immediate ties to the university called the authorities, saying he wished to kill himself or be killed by police, but officials now believe he was never even on campus.

The school has patted itself on the back for the successful execution of its emergency plan and mass E-mail system, the Daily Cardinal writes. Meanwhile, student reactions ran the gamut from fear to confusion to apathy. "People were really calm, just kind of walking around or eating—we got free meal vouchers."