SEPTEMBER 7 – The Laguna State Polytechnic University – San Pablo City Campus (LSPU-SPCC) has been cleared from a supposed bomb threat.
In their official statement, the City Information Office (CIO) of San Pablo City declared that the results of the authorities’ investigation within the school premises for explosives were negative.
Philippine National Police (PNP) – San Pablo City Chapter, led by P/Supt. Raynold Rosero and C/Insp. Jaime Pederio Jr. quickly responded to the threat. A thorough inspection was conducted, aided by security personnel, administrative officials, the Sangguniang Barangay of Del Remedio, and the San Pablo City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) Team.
Supreme Student Council (SSC) President Jomar Fernandez received the bomb threat through a text message from an anonymous sender at 10:48 p.m., Tuesday night. The sender claimed that two bombs had already been planted within the school site and will detonate in 12 hours.
Guidance Coordinator Mrs. Annalyn Delfino as well as Sports Chairperson Mr. Darwin Ofrin also received the text message.
Mrs. Delfino told the police that she was unable to contact the sender. “Tiniry ko po siyang i-call. Kaya lang Sir [Rosero], talagang totally dead na,” she said.
“Parang marunong siyang mag-block. Ginoogle na namin lahat kagabi hanggang madaling araw pero wala na kaming makuha talaga,” Mrs. Delfino added.
P/Supt. Rosero said that most of the time, 95–98% of bomb scares are hoaxes. “Hindi po siya tunay. Pero ‘di natin siya babalewalain,” he told university officials.
He added that the PNP will conduct security surveys in the future to ensure the university’s safety.
Students from elementary to college levels were immediately dismissed after university officials suspended classes earlier in the morning.
“Nagulat ako kasi hindi ko inakala na dadating sa ganitong punto. Hindi ko alam kung magpa-panic ako orstay calm lang,” Renz Landicho, a BSEd student, said.
Despite the threat, LSPU-SPCC students remained collected as they left the area as advised by the administration to avoid further injury and harm.
Faculty as well as office staff were also dismissed and instructed to go home for security reasons.
Regular classes will resume on Sept. 8, Thursday.***
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