Editorial: UConn provides effective response at Oak Hall incident (Storrs, Conn.) – The Daily Campus

3/29/17 Police and Oak by Owen Bonaventura UConn police and fire crews shut down Oak Hall at approximately 4:15 p.m. on March 29, 2017.

In late March, University of Connecticut police were summoned to investigate what eventually turned out to be a false alarm at Oak Hall. A person in the building was concerned about an overheard conversation and reported it to the police. As a result numerous UCPD vehicles arrived on the scene, blocking the entrances to the building until they confirmed that there was no threat. During that time students were directed to shelter in the nearest classroom. While the whole event turned out to be a misunderstanding, UCPD and the UConn Administration demonstrated that they were well prepared to protect students. (read more)

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