ODU closed due to bomb threat

Nicole Brailer | Contributing Writer

On November 29, at approximately 6:24 a.m., Old Dominion University released a safety warning email and text message on the investigation of an anonymous threat to the Norfolk main campus. Initially, the campus was delayed until 10:00 a.m., where all classes and activates were canceled and all classrooms and offices were closed.

All student residents were instructed to remain indoors and staff was directed to refrain from reporting to campus, pending the investigation.

As of 9:27 a.m.:

ODU Police are still actively, pursing the investigation of an anomalously reported “bomb threat” to the Norfolk main campus.

Police Chief Rhonda Harris is reported to have enacted ODU Crisis Emergency Management Plan in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order and Code of Virginia, which outlines the University procedures to managing incidents such as this.

ODU will be closed for the remainder of the day today, and all activities and classes are cancelled. All offices and buildings remain closed.

All student residents are instructed to remain indoors and stay vigilant, pending the investigation. Staff is advised to avoid campus until further notice.

ODU reports that the University’s Regional Higher Education Centers and online distance learning, is operating normally.

Old Dominion University Police Department is the primary investigating authority and anyone with information is urged to immediately contact the University Police Department at 757-683-4000 or via the free LiveSafe app.