CMU Campus (dottavi on flickr)

CMU Campus (dottavi on flickr)

It hasn’t been declared that it was actually a bomb threat that spurred the Carnegie Mellon University evacuation on Friday, but what was it? According to The Tartan, CMU’s school news publication, the evacuation was happening because of an “unconfirmed security threat”. Students in the hi-tech school were notified about the evacuation via text message. The security sweep went on from about 12:30pm – 2:30pm and students in Wean, Doherty, and Hamerschlag halls got to leave class early.

There are plenty of good reasons why the school officials might not want the public to know what caused the scare – maybe it’s because they don’t want people to panic, or maybe they don’t want to validate some idiot’s prank.  But if you had to go back to class in those buildings on Monday wouldn’t you want to know?