> Are you an enemy of Anonymous? If so, you’d better be sure to keep your home address closely guarded, lest you be targeted for a “swatting.”
But touché, I didn't ask for a reputable link.
It took over an hour after the report of an armed gunman on campus for the community to be notified? Even though it sounds like they were doing a great job physically clearing buildings with armed security, a lockdown procedure seems like a no-brainer. At ~7:30 most people are still in their dorms and it would be easy to keep them there.
Yes, yes I do. The alert response system here is impressively fast. Good luck getting our response time at any other school comparable to our size.
That's not the same MIT I remember.
Couldn't have been someone affiliated with the institute; MIT hacks are creative and witty.
It hasn't been proven that the person was associated with MIT, but at the very least, I'd be chasing down anyone who had a potential grudge against the MIT employee that was accused of being a gunman. There's other ways that a person could have known his name, but it does seem kind of suspicious. Unless more information gets released, there's nothing to indicate that it wasn't.
Source: If At All Possible, Involve a Cow (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/407327.If_at_All_Possible...)
How do other police handle high volumes of hoax calls that aren't traceable (i.e., aren't 911)?
Was displeased to learn it was an actual hoax and not a ha-ha-laugh prank.