Students evacuate, but no powder is found in envelope
One can never be too careful when it comes to safety, and it is better to
investigate and discover it is a false alarm than to blithely ignore seeming
threats and come to harm, if thou hast been "summoned to the deep.
Thou, thou, and all thy mates To keep an incommunicable sleep"RBWm. Wordsworth [The Affliction of Margaret]
I lived near Rochester, NY on 911, and through the anthrax scares. I'm now back
in Canada, but my cousin works in the Church Office Building. When things got
crazy there and elsewhere, after the election, and powder was mailed to Temple
Square and Los Angeles, I was scared. The effect of the terrorism reached me in
Atlantic Canada. I'm sure the haz-mat team don't feel like they wasted their
time. They're relieved to have ruled out a hazard. Peace of mind is just as
important, when we're dealing with terrorism.
"Better safe than sorry" is the phrase my mother often used. At the least this
agency got to practice for when it will be a serious problem.
Note to JON:Manilla envelopes, especially padded ones, are
impervious to light.________________The anger vented
against Latter-day Saints in the wake of Prop 8 vote is nothing new.The saints in all ages have been the target of discontents, malcontents,
critics, the angry, and the insane. Therefore, the reaction of the Seminarians
was praiseworthy and correct by their not discounting the possibiity of it being
dangerous.These good teachers were right and wise to put the safety
of their students before taking a risk that a package, deemed to be 'suspicious'
might prove to be a harmless hoax or prank.It is easy to carp and
ridicule AFTER the emvelope has been proved safe, but it would have been INSANE
to have taken any other course of action in case - and the possibnility does
exist - it was either an explosive device, or contained bioterrorist or other
hazardous materials.May God who gives sight to the blind, keep our
eyes, hearts, and minds open to besetting or possible dangers without our
becoming fear-bound to the point of being frozen with fear ad unable to act in
the face of a perceived emergency.Feed His lambs.
This would not be an issue if, in fact, people were not making real threats and
attempting to instill legitimate fear in members of the Mormon church. This makes me angry. This is beyond illegal.
To "What on Earth" and Jon: It is better to be safe than to be very, very sorry.
We live in a dangerous world that is not improving. Keep up with what is
happening in the world today if you don't believe this. I grew up in a time
where you could go anywhere and not worry about running across evil.
We have too many "sideline quarterbacks" trying to minimumize a situation that
becomes a concern to those involved.Tragic endings happen when people don't
react to the possibilities that there may be danger.To be safe than sorry holds
true.I was a active participant in a white powder problem after the 9-11.Logic
told me that there was probably no need for alarm but I did act as if there was
a problem and I'm glad I did.It was the correct thing to do.Its like treating
all hand guns as loaded.Some people think that may be silly. I don't.Stop
critizing people for acting in a safe manner. You may be glad they did some day.
Sheesh, next time hold it up to the light first.
What made this envelope so suspicious that our first responders had to drop
everything and put it in a baggie? Give me a break.
Come on. I have voiced my opinion repeatedly in favor of traditional marriage,
but there are no FACTS showing that this or any similar attacks were from either
a homosexual group or gay-marriage supporter. Let the FBI do its job and until
they find anything so far its all loose opinion, theory, and guessing. Best
thing everyone can do is let the FBI do its job, and stop throwing around
accusations based on any stupid opinion, rumor, or hypothesis. Come on.
Why does everyone get flipped out about white powder? There's very little
danger unless it's weaponized anthrax, which is nearly impossible to get your
hands on.Can anyone think of a powdered substance that is even
remotely available that would actually cause any harm if mailed (so long as you
didn't eat it or rub it in your eyes!)? And there wasn't even any powder in
this envelope! Terrorism only works when it makes you afraid. Get
over it, and we won't have to read these stupid stories on a regular basis.
Every other news source but the d-news has already reported it. There was no
white powder in the envelope.
my guess. some kids didn't study for a test and wanted a day out of school
I'm curious to know what those "alarming words" were. If this was a threat,
then it doesn't matter if it's a hoax. It's still ILLEGAL.If it's
all just a big misunderstanding, well, you can't blame them for being cautious.
The same kind of hoaxes happened after the anthrax letters, with the same
caution exercised then.
When it comes to possibility of many individuals being physically threatened I
don't think you can be too careful.
the wannabes are out there perpetrating this scare idiocracy. I hope they get
caught and taught a lesson....
THIS IS A FALSE REPORT, no one is threatening mormons, take a chll pill!
No white powder found at Syracuse seminaryNovember 18th as reported by
Sounds like some punk kids messing around. Still this is nothing to take