Oregon State library evacuated, threatening message left on whiteboard


The Baro Staff

 Update: This story has been updated at 2:28 p.m. to include additional information from OSU Alerts

   The Oregon State University Valley Library was evacuated at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon after a message of “threatening nature” was found on a whiteboard. The library has since been re-opened. Oregon State Police and the Department of Public Safety has investigated the incident and found the threat to not be credible, according to an OSU alert email.

   According to Steve Clark, Vice President of University Relations and Marketing called the message on the whiteboard a “lighthearted message that was poorly intended.”

   Law enforcement and library personnel re-entered the building at 2:05 p.m. to conduct a sweep to inspect the library. 

   According to an OSU Alert email sent at 2:05 p.m., it advised students to stay away from the surrounding area of the library. 

 Steve Clark said it is in the best interest of the students to evacuate the building and that students can use alternate spaces such as the Student Experience Center to study.

  The Barometer Staff will provide additional details as information becomes available.