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NIU police leading bomb threat investigation

By Keith Hernandez | October 12, 2015

NIU police continue to investigate a bomb threat that shut down campus for three hours Thursday and was later determined to be a hoax.Police from several local agencies and volunteers evacuated and closed all university buildings after a bomb threat was...

Storify: Students React to Bomb Threat

By Northern Star staff | October 8, 2015

Students were evacuated from campus buildings and led into the Convocation Center after a bomb threat was called in shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday. Many responded to the incident on Twitter. [View the story "Students React to Bomb Threat" on Storify]

A search dog was dispatched at Barsema Hall, 740 Garden Road,
after a bomb threat was reported at 11 a.m. Monday morning.

No bomb found at Barsema despite threat

By Chelsey Boutan & Shelby Devitt | October 31, 2011

After receiving a bomb threat Monday, NIU police evacuated and searched Barsema Hall but didn't find an explosive. NIU Police Sgt. Alan Smith said the NIU police department's dispatch center received a phone call from an employee at Barsema Hall at 10:36...

UPDATE — Barsema Hall gets ‘all clear’ after bomb threat

By Chelsey Boutan and Shelby Devitt | October 31, 2011

UPDATE 2:20 p.m.: According to an NIU email alert, NIU's Department of Police and Public Safety issued an “all clear” for Barsema Hall at 2 p.m. Classes will resume at 3 p.m., and students and faculty will be able to access the building immediately....