Destiny Torres
Associate Editor
For the second day in a row, Lorain County Community College has been evacuated due to security threats.
“Just before (March 25) noon, we received a new security threat through the online chat,” said Tracy Green, vice president of Strategic and Institutional Development.
The second threat in two consecutive days caused another evacuation from all campuses and outreach centers out of an abundance of caution after another security threat.
“For right now, all the attention is being made to secure the campus and make sure that there is no credibility to the threat,” Green said.
LCCC President Marcia Ballinger, Ph.D., said, “I want to reassure the campus community that I will always place top priority on the health and safety of our campus community. In recent years, we have made investments to enhance campus safety, including an emergency notification system called Rave Mobile Safety. Additionally, under the leadership of our Campus Security Office, we have created comprehensive emergency preparedness plans that are continually updated and enhanced.”
One student whose classes were interrupted for the second day had enough of the bomb threats.
“It’s just ridiculous,” Anthony Dix, a graphic design major, said, “I think campus should have stayed closed since a threat just happened yesterday.” “Whoever it is should be caught and punished. They are wasting people’s time and valuable effort that they are putting into their education.”
An investigation is conducted by Elyria Police Department, and these terroristic threats are classified as a third-degree felony.