Bomb threat at Chico State

Two buildings closed while officials search for weapon

A bomb threat shut down the Student Services Center and the Bell Memorial Union (BMU) on the Chico State campus Wednesday morning (Nov. 30).

The Wildcat Recreation Center received an anonymous call at about 7 a.m. warning a bomb would go off in the Student Services Center sometime that day. The SSC was closed as authorities searched it for explosives, and the BMU was closed due to its close proximity to the threatened building. Students and faculty were alerted to stay clear of the area via the university’s emergency notification system that uses phone, text and email as classes continued as usual.

“The Student Services Center is primarily offices, so we didn’t see a reason to cancel classes,” said Chico State spokesman Joe Wills. “It didn’t seem necessary to clear a wider area.”

No explosives were found and the buildings were opened by noon.