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Duke's Bryan Center reopened following bomb threat

Posted April 16, 2013

 Duke University

— Authorities reopened Duke University's Bryan Center Tuesday morning about an hour after receiving a bomb threat. 

No other information about the bomb threat was released, but the school said the building had been cleared and that it was resuming normal operations.  

The Bryan Center, off Science Drive in the heart of the Durham campus, houses many student organizations and serves as the main hub for student life at Duke.

No other information was released.


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  • ldpardue Apr 16, 2013

    "puzzled," you may not know about this, but there are these buildings called churches where people go to pray publicly all the time. In fact, there is a very large and beautiful one right next to the Bryan Center on the Duke campus, and people pray there regularly. This praying in churches thing is really catching on - you might want to check it out.

  • ginny159 Apr 16, 2013

    @anneonymousone: I think what is puzzling/frustrating/down right insinuating is that "puzzled" makes the assumption that since God is not out in the open this happens: "When you kick Him out you let satan in." What frustrates me is when a terrible attack like Boston happens, everyone wants to jump and say it's because we don't have GOD in all of our lives or we cannot publicly acknowledge him that these things happen. And yes, to me, when someone makes a comment like that, they probably want less of a distance between church and state and probably, maybe want an established religion for the country (hence theocracy).

  • Boogalooboy Apr 16, 2013

    by example of some of the remarks here the place has gone to hell in a hand basket..

  • anneonymousone Apr 16, 2013

    I'm the kind of atheist who is not anti-theist, and I'm really tired of the ugliness that has taken over the comments on this article.

    Someone comments on not being fond of American society's increased distance between church and state. How does that become an accusation that he or she is interested in bringing about a theocracy?

    I get it; some people do not believe in the existence of deities. Does that mean that they need to belittle believers?

    Puzzled, I do not agree with much of what you have said here, and I'm not sure why you blame liberals or why you assume that all conservatives are religious.

    As far as I can tell, many individuals and groups have tried rid humanity of small-mindedness, violence, or mean-spiritedness. No one has completely succeeded, regardless of religious or political beliefs.

    We could try to bring a little consideration here---regardless.

  • enelsonb3 Apr 16, 2013

    Yeah, because good things like slavery, and the oppression of women were happening when we still had God being mentioned in everything. You people are delusional.

  • autismawareness Apr 16, 2013

    kwandle andreanicole686 burnhace kikinc Carolina
    i'm pressing the fake "like" button i have here.

  • kwandle Apr 16, 2013

    "We can't even thank God for protecting us verbally, we have to do it silently or in private."

    Oh, really? I don't recall anyone saying that. Stop trying to be a martyr. Your right to worship as you choose is protected by the amendments to the Constitution, so stop whining.
    And stop blaming a mythological creature for the things that PEOPLE do. "Satan" did not do this. A person did. It's about time PEOPLE took the blame for the wrong that they do to other people and stop using some fanciful being as a scapegoat. Btw...one does *not* need to believe in god to be a good person, as alien as that may sound to you.

  • andreanicole686 Apr 16, 2013

    Puzzled, God has nothing to do with this. Why are you even bringing that up?
    Man is the one who is creating the evil. It doesn't matter if you believe in God or not there are always going to be bad people out there but there are more good people, helpers, rescuers then the bad.

  • burnhace Apr 16, 2013

    If the government would put God back into marathons, these kinds of things wouldn't happen.

  • kikinc Apr 16, 2013

    Can we please stop politicizing these things? This has nothing to do with God or Satan. It was probably some spoiled kid who partied too hard and didn't study for the test we had today.