Laurier receives bomb threat

At 2:12 on Tuesday afternoon, Wilfrid Laurier University received a bomb threat to its Waterloo campus.

According to Laurier’s director of special constable services Rod Curran, the threat was delivered through a phone call which came from a payphone in Toronto. Curran was unable to divulge the nature of the threat as the issue is still under investigation.

Upon receiving the threat, Laurier contacted Waterloo Regional Police Services and special constables searched all the buildings on WLU’s Waterloo and Kitchener campus.

“The president [of the university] was notified and we enacted our emergency plan,” said Curran. “We did a full search of all the buildings and we had an all clear.”

According to Curran, this is the first bomb threat to the school since the early 1990s.