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There were bomb threats made today at university campuses in Texas and North Dakota. There were no bomb threats made in New York — but Governor Andrew Cuomo isn’t gonna miss a prime opportunity to freak people out.
In response to the threats on the other side of the country, Cuomo issued a statement this afternoon announcing that the State University of New York has elevated security to deal with any potential — but completely non-existent — bomb threats.
His plan to step up security is as follows: wait for bomb threats and then act accordingly.
Other non-existent bomb threats have been made at every other university in the country — with the exceptions of the University of Texas and North Dakota State University, where there were actual bomb threats.
See Cuomo’s statement below.
“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.”