“It is natural to be frightened by violent threats.”

I check my junk mail box every once in awhile to make sure I haven’t missed anything i might need, and I found this:

Dear Students:

Last Friday, a message was found in the men’s restroom in the Science and Mathematics Building.

It said: “I will kill everyone @ SCCC on May 31.”

The college is taking this threat very seriously and is working closely with the Seattle Police Department. We have increased security both on and around campus in response to this threat. Unfortunately, threats like these are a reality on all college campuses today.

Seattle Central takes every threat seriously and we are doing everything possible to provide a safe learning environment. Your instructors have been notified and will take appropriate precautions for classes today.

Seattle Central is open for classes on Thursday, May 31.

Advice:

Keep your eyes and ears open and be aware of your surroundings.
If you see or hear anything suspicious, call Campus Security. In case of emergency, call 911.
If you know anyone who has written or spoken such threats, call Campus Security right away.
Additional information:

It is natural to be frightened by violent threats. If you decide not to go to classes on Thursday, your instructors will understand and accommodate you.
There are counselors available in each academic division if you wish to discuss your feelings and/or concerns.

So i checked Seattle Central’s website and read the message from the school’s president Mildred Ollée. The message was about the same, but she added:

Please be assured that we are doing everything in our power to provide a safe working and learning environment. Threats like these are an unfortunate reality on all college campuses today. We are doing everything possible to maintain a safe environment for all.

“Unfortunate reality” seems like an understatement in light of all the stupid bullshit gun violence that goes on around the country.

I wonder what’s going to happen? I wonder if I’ll go to school.

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1 Comment

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One response to ““It is natural to be frightened by violent threats.”

  1. shirleysurely

    Don’t die, Greg!

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