Tuesday, October 2, 2007

And it continues

Dear Community –

There have been persistent rumors that the Maier neighborhood and people approaching the museum yesterday afternoon were told that there was a bomb threat. College personnel were not involved with this in any way and were unaware of it until later in the evening.

The College had requested and received security support from the police department. The police department acknowledged later today that one of its officers made the bomb threat statement to a student. The police department is addressing this misstatement through its proper channels.

Dixie Nash Sakolosky
Director of Institutional Research and
Assistant to the President
Randolph CollegeFounded as Randolph-Macon Woman's College in 1891
2500 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24503-1555

Tel: 434-947-8131
Fax: 434-947-8139

We live a few hours from Virginia Tech.
Ignoring a statement about a bomb threat is unacceptable and dangerous to everyone on this campus. I would say I'm disgusted by the behavior here, but you know what? It's so commonplace you have a tolerance for how angry one can get.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I came across your blog while searching for new stories on the sale of the art at the Maier Museum. As a citizen of Lynchburg, I was deeply saddened by this news. I also wanted to let you know how sorry I am for what you ladies have had to go through the past year. While I believe that the school has the right to change their admissions policy (i.e. admitting men), I wish they would have waited until all of the current students had a chance to graduate from the school they chose. Know that you have a community supporting you, and keep your head held high. And good luck this weekend in Ohio!!