Online Bomb Threat Closes C/R

Thursday, April 18, 2013

HCSO Press Release


On 4-18-2013, approximately 12:15 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified by   College of the Redwoods (C.R.) students of an internet posting of a bomb threat directed at the C.R. campus.

The internet posting stated the bomb would detonate today, 04-18-2013. The Sheriff’s Office immediately notified College of the Redwoods Security.

The college administration decided to close campus for the day as a precaution all classes were canceled for the day. All C.R. residence hall students were evacuated for the day as a precaution to an offsite locate. The Sheriff’s Office and multiple Humboldt County allied agencies are responding to the campus to conduct a search of the campus today with College of the Redwoods staff.

Sheriff’s Detectives are working with the internet provider to determine who posted the threat. The Federal Bureau of Investigation was also notified. False reporting of a bomb is a crime and subject to state prison and fines.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.