Friday, September 14, 2012

'SUNY Campuses Have Been Alerted to the Threats Happening Nationally'

Governor Cuomo Reassures the Public in the Wake of University Bomb Threats in Other Parts of the Country

1:48 pm - The following statement has just been released by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo:

"While there are no reports of any threats on SUNY or private campuses in New York State, the safety of our students and the security of our campuses is our top priority. 

"In response to reports of bomb threats at college campuses in other areas of the country, I have directed Director of State Operations Howard Glaser, Commissioner of the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Jerry Hauer, and SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher to coordinate and monitor this situation and be prepared should there be any reports of similar threats at campuses in New York State.

"SUNY campuses have been alerted to the threats happening nationally and are following standard procedures to ensure the safety and security of students, faculty, and our campus communities. I encourage all students, faculty and New Yorkers to remain vigilant and to contact local law enforcement in case of an emergency."

Details on the bomb threats are available in this report by the Los Angeles Times.

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