Friday, June 22, 2012
A Bomb Scare at NorCo Courthouse
I'm a little disappointed. After most Northampton County Courthouse bomb scares, I'm usually asked to submit to a polygraph. But after today's threat, nobody bothered me. I must be getting old.
Today's bomb threat, phoned in at 1:03 PM, sent everyone out of a cool government center into a sweltering Sahara. It was tough on everyone, but some County workers have disabilities and were unprepared to be outside for so long.
Though the building was only partially checked, Executive John Stoffa decided to bring half the workforce back inside the building. Some staffers, who had grown faint in the heat, were sent home.
Stoffa, age 74, did not mind the heat. He's in the hot seat pretty often.
The threat came from a woman who affected a Southern drawl. Her number was blocked.
Police are investigating, but if they really want to find the culprit, they should ask Controller Steve Barron to investigate.