Colorado State University - Pueblo investigating potential threat on campus

Colorado State University - Pueblo investigating potential threat on campus

PUEBLO – The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a bomb threat that was found early this morning in the Occhiato University Center at Colorado State University-Pueblo. At this time, campus operations, classes, and activities are proceeding as usual.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been notified.

Faculty, staff, and students were notified at 10:32 a.m. both by the emergency test message system and via e-mail that officials had obtained a piece of paper found on a flip chart in the campus student center that included the threat of a bomb plan for Wednesday, March 9. The Clery Act requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their respective campuses.  Further, it requires institutions of higher education to provide timely warning to campus entities regarding the cause of an imminent threat. 

A follow-up e-mail to campus requested that students and employees remain “vigilant and to check your immediate area for anything or anyone out of place.” Any information regarding this incident should be reported to the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, the anonymous campus tip line, 719-549-2376, or to Pueblo CRIMESTOPPERS, 719-543-STOP (7867).

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.