Bomb Scare at U of M Campus
A bomb scare at the University of Minnesota campus evacuated eight buildings and canceled classes for the rest of the day. A student found a note describing the bomb threat around noon, and notified police around 12:45, according to the Minnesota Daily. The bomb threat comes just a day after the killing of 32 students and faculty at Virginia Tech, in Blacksburg, Va.
I'm proud to say that the Daily's coverage of this story was both faster and more detailed than any of the other news outlets. In addition to the story on the threat itself, the Daily was the first, and as far as I've seen, the only news organization to obtain a photograph of the note, as well as reaction from students. While this story is probably the biggest one the Daily will cover all year, and all of its reporters and staff were at the scene of the event, its still nice to see us turn out a more comprehensive story that papers with more resources and experience..