February 13, 2012: One bomb threat closes the Chevron Building after a note found scrawled on the wall says a bomb will go off at 8:29 p.m.
March 14, 2012: One threat against the Cathedral of Learning via a note found in the building.
March 19, 2012: One threat against the Cathedral of Learning via a note found in the men’s restroom.
March 22, 2012: One threat against the Cathedral of Learning again written on the wall of the men’s restroom. “Person of interest” identified.
March 28, 2012: Two bomb threats, one closing the Chevron again and another closing the Cathedral of Learning.
April 2, 2012: Two bomb threats. One closing the David Lawrence Hall and the Cathedral of Learning.
April 3, 2012: Three/Four bomb threats. Two against Litchfield, one against Chevron, and one against the Cathedral. Threats are sent via email to reporters. Copycat threats are apparently popping up as WTAE indicates they will not be reporting on them.
April 4, 2012: Seven threats. Thackeray Hall, Cathedral of Learning, Posvar Hall, and Litchfield Tower C. Then Victoria Hall, Frick Fine Arts and the Music Building.
By my count, that’s NINETEEN.
And now that I’ve done math, here are my questions:
1. What kind of person does this? Some sick loser who just loves to pull strings and watch puppets dance? A slacker kid who just really doesn’t want to go to class and he won’t have to if class can’t meet because of a bomb threat? Scrawl a note on the bathroom wall and … DANCE, PUPPETS! Someone who feels powerless and has found a very easy way to change that? Bored stoner? Disgruntled employee? Someone who has decided that chaos is a better contribution to society than anything Roberto Clemente stood for?
2. How has no one turned this dude in yet (and yes, I’m assuming it’s a dude because of the notes found in the men’s restroom. Just call me Special Agent Detective Lieutenant CSI Ginny). The reward is up to $50,000! If that’s your friend doing these things, it is time for you to say, “Money is never more important than friendship, except when your friend is a monumental doofus and the money would more than cover tuition. Then it’s perfectly okay to put money before friendship.” Turn the loser in! Cha-ching!
3. In this day and age of NCIS and CSI, how has the crime not been solved yet? It looked promising when they said they had a person of interest, but I guess that person isn’t as interesting as they originally thought. If this was NCIS: LA, Eric would have accessed cameras that no one knew existed, tracked the email IP address through encrypted ghost servers (no clue if that’s a real thing), accessed the camera on the dude’s laptop to find copies of the damning emails, downloaded the blueprints to his apartment complex and guided a team of badasses to rip the dude right out of his bed where he slept.
If this was CSI: Miami, Horatio would already be standing over the perp’s prone body after a ball-busting arrest all, “Luckily for you, I hear prison can be [sunglasses] a real blast.”
I might watch too many…