Delta State University enjoyed a productive academic day Thursday, April 26, in its first full-day of business since a series of bomb threats closed campus Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday.
The Delta State University Police Department, in conjunction and cooperation with local law enforcement, continue to pursue numerous leads related to Tuesday’s bomb threat and to a related crank phone call received by a University police dispatcher this morning. No arrests have been made at this time.
“I appreciate the resilience of our faculty, staff and students. This is an exciting time on campuswith the approach of graduation, and nothing should overshadow the hard work of our students,” Dr. John M. Hilpert, Delta State President expressed. “We are working to apprehend the person or persons responsible for this crime. We thank all law enforcement agencies who are assisting in the effort.”
The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible has grown to $6,000, as the Cleveland-Bolivar County Crimestoppers Board has added $1,000. The Delta State University Foundation initially put up $5,000.
“We are grateful for the cooperative spirit the community has shown during this time, and we thank the Cleveland-Bolivar County Crimestoppers Board for its generous support,” Hilpert added
If you have any information on the person(s) involved, please contact the Delta State police department at 846-4155 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).