posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 07:30 PM
Slightly off topic, but at my last job (in a factory) we had a bomb threat called in. It was pretty unreal to hear the evacuation being ordered over
the intercom. Usually we were just hearing people say things like "Jim to the WK line, Jim to the WK". Everyone in my area gave each other the "Did
I really just hear that?" look and once we realized what was being said it was instant pandemonium. We were evacuated from the property and couldn't
even get into the parking lot to get our cars and go home.
The bomb squad came in and swept the building...about 6 hours later we were cleared to get our cars and go home. Turned out it was a disgruntled
ex-employee who had just got fired and the call was traced to the store down the street from the shop.
The big thing was the lasting emotional distress that it put on everyone, our shop already had a few incidents of non-employees coming in and fighting
our workers over personal issues while they were on the clock. Now add a legit bomb threat call and everyone was on edge for a few months afterwards.
Maybe 5 weeks afterwards a third shift cell leader forgot his briefcase after his shift, and someone on my shift noticed it in the parking lot. It was
standing vertical and not near any parked cars, so it seemed very out of place. At that point everyone was reminded of the bomb threat and there was a
good amount of panic in the shop. The bosses were frantically trying to figure out who the briefcase belonged to, trying everything they could to
avoid the very expensive call to the police regarding a possible explosive device. About halfway through our shift here comes the third shift cell
leader casually strolling into the building asking if anyone found his briefcase...he had to live with a few less-than-flattering nicknames for a
while after that.
Knowing there has been a threat like this about a place you attend daily (school or work in my case) takes a certain toll on your mental state. Sucks
for the guys and gals that attend the school(s) that receive these threats, I can only imagine what it does to some of their thought processes and how
it manifests itself in their work...I hope it was just some dumbass playing a prank...and I hope they find them and put our legal system to good