…like a bomb threat at UCO, for example.
Today was advisement day in the Liberal Arts College, so I came to campus to do that. After I was done, I wandered around the housing fair being held near Broncho Lake, then came into the Comm building to check my email.
I got on Twitter, and learned that there was a bomb threat at school, that Howell Hall had been evacuated, and that it was considered a false alarm. Students and staff were not informed of this via Central Alert.
The thing that bugs me is that I learned about it from Twitter. Wouldn’t this have been something that UCO should have informed students about, even after the fact? I found this on UCOnnect– it’s a message from UCO’s president, Roger Webb:
With all due respect to President Webb, I still would have liked to have heard about it via Central Alert before I read about it on a posting on Twitter.
Twitter is a great resource, but come on… this was too important an issue to not imform the student body about, even if it was a false alarm. Any possible danger on campus, from icy walkways to threats to students safety, should be communicated.
All UCO had to do was send a short message stating that there was a possible threat on campus, that it appears to be unfounded, and that any updates would be communicated as the situation warranted.
But, no one asked me what I thought.
Just my .02
That’s all from where I sit.