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Bomb threat cancels practice for LSU

Zach Mettenberger AP

As we’ve said plenty of other times on this site, there are things in this world that carry far more weight than football, and we’ll always be sure to point that out. But, seeing as this is a football site, we’re also going to note when those circumstances affect the reason you come here.

Unfortunately, LSU was the victim of one of those circumstances. On Monday morning, the school released a message warning that someone — who clearly has deep-rooted issues — had called in a bomb threat and directed all students to vacate the campus immediately. The good news is that the threat appears to be just that and no one was hurt.

However, by 2:15 p.m., all activity on campus had been canceled for the day — including football practice. Players were able to return for film study in the evening, however.

That part of the day was lost to the threat,” LSU coach Les Miles said. “I think our team will respond and our preparation won’t be hurt.”

LSU is currently practicing for this Saturday’s game against Auburn.

It’s the second time LSU has had to cancel practice this season for circumstances out of its control. The Tigers had limited practice leading up to the Week 1 game against North Texas because of Hurricane Isaac. It’s also the fourth bomb threat called into a university over the past week. The¬†University of Texas, North Dakota State and Hiram College in Ohio all had bomb threats called in over the past week.

In any case, we’re just glad everyone’s okay and hope things return to normal as quickly as possible.

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15 Responses to “Bomb threat cancels practice for LSU”
  1. weswelkerspornstash says: Sep 17, 2012 9:55 PM

    I bet it was called by Chiznik….

  2. thefiesty1 says: Sep 17, 2012 10:04 PM

    Not the place, thefiesty1.

  3. southernpatriots says: Sep 17, 2012 10:06 PM

    I hope the LA State Police along with help from the FBI are able to locate the caller. They can enlist the help of the NSA who monitors telephone and Internet conversations and find the crackpot doing this and get him out of circulation.

    What this prank call into LSU did, was to uncover the ineptness and complete lack of a comprehensive and practical emergency evacuation plan. The academicians and administrators whose responsibility it was to formulate that plan and implement it should be called to answer before the Board of Trustees. Another plan should be formulated and practiced. What happened today was not much different than the Keystone Kops.

    As Ben posted: “In any case, we’re just glad everyone’s okay and hope things return to normal as quickly as possible.”

  4. kozbee says: Sep 17, 2012 10:55 PM

    If a person called from a phone on the street or a bar or store i doubt they get them.Its just some hype i`d bet to get this game going imo.Who knows it could of been one of their own fans,never know.

  5. 1990tiger says: Sep 17, 2012 10:59 PM

    Anyone know where the honeybadger was when the call was made??????

  6. alligatorsnapper says: Sep 17, 2012 11:08 PM

    1990tiger: Now that is funny. But the Honey Badger was in class along with most other LSU students and it was a mess of disorganized evacuation. About the Honey Badger…from all reports he is faithful to class, doing well in his classes, and well in his rehab with John Lucas.

    kozbee: Most public phones have been removed from stores, even convenience stores, shopping centers, etc. throughout Louisiana, where I live and where I have traveled. On numerous occasions I have looked for one over the past 5 years since Katrina and have not found one. I remember several public pay phones at the airport and one in one sports bar but even most bars don’t have them anymore due to lack of business. Most folks have cells. All cells are traceable, even the disposable cells, now required by federal law (Patriots Act, etc.)

    Maybe someone from the Plains of Alabama? Just kidding, War Eagles, just kidding!

  7. suprmous says: Sep 18, 2012 4:26 AM

    How does anybody get their jollies off on doin stuff like this? Whoever /or their compadres are doin this they need to be tied to a stake and dummy rockets shot at em. Ok, so I’ve gone and said somethin I shouldn’t have but I just don’t get how folks can do others this way. I guess to me thinks too much. But you’d think that the day of practical jokes has long since been over and folks like this don’t value another’s life. Nonetheless, hope the guilty party’s caught PDQ and brought to justice.

    All you good people have a good week.

  8. suprmous says: Sep 18, 2012 4:31 AM

    gatorsnapper, Ty is indeed doin great. His attitude’s great, his spirit’s upbeat, and he’s chompin at the bit to play again but he knows (from the agreement with his uncle and John Lucus) his studies come first. Wouldn’t suprise me if he didn’t actually have more incentive than he’s lettin on about. I’m so thankful that you and the others that don’t judge him so harshly are so supportive. It truly means a lot not only to him but to those around him.

  9. tlmoon2112 says: Sep 18, 2012 7:14 AM

    It wasnt Honey Badger, it was Harvey Updyke.

  10. tigersgeaux says: Sep 18, 2012 7:33 AM

    Did they let Harvey, the Alabama fan, out of the nut house? I haven’t heard of his disposition since he fired all his lawyers.

    What about the Alabama fan pervert who shook his privates in the face of an LSU fan after the BCS CG in the Superdome? Maybe he called it in.

    Seriously, I sure hope they find the nut. Apparently, in one week he called 4 universities to get his jollies off. This is alot of trouble students and faculty go through.

  11. kozbee says: Sep 18, 2012 10:57 AM

    LOL @ Alligatorsnapper

    Auburn wouldn`t want to make things any worse then the beating they might get come Saturday lol.

    In fact the post from tlmoon2112 might just have the rank stranger that made that call (ole Harvey Updyke)..the tree killer.

  12. alligatorsnapper says: Sep 18, 2012 12:25 PM


    It is fun to speculate or imagine. It is going to be a hard job for law enforcement. I telephoned the physician in the southernpatriots family that posted on this thread and he told me that bomb sniffing dogs were used and some borrowed from State Police and other jurisdictions to go through EVERY building on or near and related to LSU to make sure. That takes much time (and money) to make sure because you just cannot risk anyone getting hurt in this day and time.

    Just received notice that Albert Blue is out for Auburn and indefinitely. I know LSU is deep at RB but that is not good in the long run. I wonder if the RB Ware who was so good last season is now well enough to step in the gap to join with Hilliard and the remainder of the RB tandem.

  13. captainrick2285 says: Sep 18, 2012 12:27 PM

    Hiram is so small a firecracker would blow it up

  14. alligatorsnapper says: Sep 18, 2012 12:38 PM


    You’re right, maybe a Black Cat or if that is not quite enough an M-80.

    (we had better be careful even in jesting, or the ATF will come over from Waco and get us)

  15. seanb20124 says: Sep 18, 2012 9:41 PM

    C’mon religion of peace

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