UPDATED 11:58 a.m. — The university got the “all clear” to return to the building. Reports said the threat was “vague.”
A University of Connecticut student building and those around it are closed this morning because of a bomb threat.
The school issued notice at 11:05 a.m. that a bomb threat has been declared at the Tasker Building, which is located at the Storrs Campus.
The Tasker building is the undergraduate admissions building located next to the Field House and the Student Union.
UConn’s text alert system told students in or near the Tasker Building to evacuate immediately.
This is the second bomb threat at the Tasker Building in recent months, as another was called in on April 3.
The Tasker Building
According to the UConn website, the Tasker Building is a hub for admissions at the school.
“All undergraduate applications are reviewed by the Admissions staff working in the Tasker Building (TSK),” the University’s maps site says.
The building is located near the North Parking Garage, and is proximate to the Student Union building, as well as the student gym , field house, and UConn Foundation building.
Few students would commonly use this building, unless they were employed by the University Admissions department.
The University of Connecticut is a public, co-ed college located in Storrs. It is home to some 18,000 students, including graduate and undergraduate students.
It was founded primarily as an agricultural school in the late 19th century, but has since become one of the top public universities in the country, regularly placing among the top-20 public schools as ranked by U.S. News and World reports.