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Verbatim: IPFW offers reward after campus bomb threat

Statement issued Friday:

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual who called in a bomb threat to the university earlier this week.

Anyone with information about this individual should contact University Police Chief Jeff Davis at 260-481-6827.

Administrators say they will prosecute any suspect to the fullest extent of the law.

Bomb threats require temporary building evacuations which are extremely disruptive for IPFW students, staff, and faculty. These threats also waste state resources in the form of employee time and energy.

“Our ability to provide our students with a high-quality education is severely diminished when interruptions like this occur,” said Chancellor Michael Wartell. “Many of our students drive from off campus and out of town to attend classes or participate in study groups. Closing buildings for bomb threats hinders their studies and wastes their time.”

The reward follows a bomb threat made Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 10, 2009, in which Kettler Hall was put under a voluntary evacuation. Police searched the building and determined there was no bomb.

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