Updated: Thursday, 21 Oct 2010, 8:59 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 21 Oct 2010, 10:27 AM EDT
West Hartford, Conn. (WTNH) - A bomb threat at the University of Connecticut's Greater Hartford campus in West Hartford has forced an evacuation for the second time this week.
Classes have been canceled for the rest of the day, the university says.
"It's just irritating to waste gas and time," said freshman Patrick Leszczynski.
The threat was received around 8am that indicated a bomb would be detonated on campus, but no specific target was mentioned. Bomb sniffing dogs were called in to help search the buildings.
"I don't see any students protesting to go into the buildings anyway and have classes. It's not that I want to blow off class, I want to know I'm in a safe environment," said graduate student Regina McNamara.
A bomb threat was also received Tuesday via e-mail. The university is not sure if the threats are related, but sophomore Shahzor Makhdoom has his own theory.
"Tuesday, Thursday -- like it's got to be a student that doesn't want to take an exam or something," he said.
Police are still investigating.