Washington State University Vancouver administrators evacuated and closed the campus Tuesday evening after finding threatening graffiti in the library which indicated that a “time of action” was scheduled for 8 p.m.
WSU Vancouver public safety officers were alerted to the graffiti found in a ladies room on the second floor of the library building shortly before 5 p.m., April 17. According to a news release, additional graffiti in the same area referred to 8 p.m. as a “time of action”.
|WSU Vancouver library building - WSU photo |
“In light of this information, and in light of recent events in Virginia, we feel the most prudent action was to close the campus,” university administrators said.
All non-essential personnel were evacuated, and the campus planned to re-open today.
“While this action may be overly cautious, the safety of the campus community has to be the primary concern,” they said.