Gonzaga University Buildings Evacuated After Bomb Threat


Reports on Twitter indicate that security is still checking parts of the Gonzaga University campus after receiving a bomb threat. They are starting to let some students back into some of the buildings, however. This morning at 8:42 a.m. local time in Spokane, police started evacuating all academic and administrative buildings at Gonzaga University after they received a “non-specific bomb threat.”

KHQ reports now that Spokane police were seen leaving the campus after clearing it. The buildings police checked include the Broadcast Journalism building, the Dance and Choral Studios, Schoenberg Centre, Tilford Center, Martin Centre, Boone Avenue Retail Center and Hughes Hall.

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The university’s dean also cancelled all law school classes “until further notice,” according to the Gonzaga Law’s Twitter feed, which also advised students to leave the university campus. Students were also told to check for updates on the university’s emergency communication line.


KREM-TV reports that police have evacuated all administrative and academic Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash. after receiving a “non-specific bomb threat.” Officials sent an alert to students’ and faculty members’ cell phones to warn them of the threat. According to KREM, it read:

“A police emergency has been identified on the Gonzaga University [sic], a non-specific bomb threat. Please evacuate all academic and administrative buildings.”

KHQ reports that students and faculty members are asked to go inside their dorm rooms and apartment buildings and lock all the doors and windows and close the blinds.

Spokane Police also sent out the following tweets: