Casper College President Walter Nolte today expressed his appreciation for the Casper Police Department’s actions that led to a precautionary evacuation of campus this morning.

“While we were pleased that the found object was eventually discovered to be harmless, we are fully supportive of decisions to evacuate the campus whenever there is a credible threat to our students, visitors or employees,” he said.”

“Even to those of us who have no expertise in explosives, the photo of this morning’s unattended item appears to be very similar to images of pipe bombs seen in media over the decades. Those who saw the object were particularly concerned about the nails that could easily be seen inserted into the object.”

"The campus community is thankful to the Casper Police Department for their efforts in initially assessing the possibility of risk, for their investigative work, and for the information they shared with the campus community and area media."