At 1 a.m. on Wednesday morning a threatening note was found by one of the building service workers in a Schroeder Hall bathroom.
The police consider the handwritten note to be a low-level threat, but a bag check process and restricted access for Schroeder will remain in place for the remainder of this week as a minimum precaution.
Security personnel will check briefcases, bags, large purses, etc. This bag check will be similar to the last one performed at Schroeder Hall.
Students stood in lines prior to their classes all day yesterday as ISU police officers searched their bags.
“The university felt it would be prudent to take the same preventive measures as the last threat to ensure everyone’s safety,” Aaron Woodruff, ISU chief of police said.
I understand this will cause some disruption and that today’s forecast for excessive heat will be an additional complication,” President Flanagan said in the safety message.
At the present moment, the incident is still under investigation and no new information has been discovered to report, Woodruff said.
Classes in Schroeder will not be cancelled during this week. As with the last threat, limited secure entrances will be available to enter Schroeder Hall.
Police and security teams will be using specially trained dogs to make periodic sweeps of the building for the remainder of this week.
If a person has any additional information they are asked to contact the Illinois State University Police at 309-438-8631. As well, Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1000 for tips leading to the arrest of the accused.