NCAA Terror Attack



OBAMACSI.COM: A terror attack at an NCAA sporting event or campus now seems imminent. Aside from an Obama assassination potentially occurring at the Carrier Classic in San Diego on November 11, 2011, terror drills regarding various terror scenarios have occurred at a number of different college campuses across America.

1. NCAA Terror: Breaking News: Recent news regarding NCAA schools may indicate that a terror attack is imminent. A Virginia Tech type shooter is on the loose, a dead body has turned up at an Ohio university, 10 schools including a university in South Carolina were been locked down due to a manhunt for a suspected gunman, and a former student at a North Carolina university who was seen carrying an AK-47 style rifle on campus was shot by police.

2. DHS & NCAA Partnership: Aside from partnering with the NFL, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has partnered specifically with Ohio State University and the University of Oklahoma. This partnership does not make these universities safer, but rather a target. What type of terror is planned for these campuses is unknown, but if you see something, say something.

3. The Carrier Classic:
U.S. President Barack Obama will attend the Carrier Classic in San Diego, California, on November 11, 2011. The Carrier Classic will feature a men's NCAA basketball game between the #1 ranked North Carolina Tar Heels and the Michigan State Spartans. The game will be played on the deck on the U.S.S. Vinson, which allegedly fired the first shots in the War on Terror against AL Qaeda. Obama will be surrounded by U.S. military service men and woman as he becomes a sitting duck perched atop the aircraft carrier in San Diego Bay. Should Obama be targeted for assassination, bet on the fact that many NAVY sailors will be slaughtered in the process with the dead likely ranging in the hundreds if not thousands. Although Obama will likely escape unarmed, the act of terror will enrage the American public to go to war, exactly as it was designed to do. The Carrier Classic is the opening game of the 2011 NCAA college basketball season and will be broadcast nationally and internationally on the ESPN family of sports network with a TV audience ranging somewhere between 100-150 million.

4. NCAA Plots & Patsies:
There have been two alleged plots against the NCAA that have been reported. A) A terror threat to the Final Four men's basketball tournament in Houston, Texas, and a fan with two M16 military guns that was allowed entrance into the University of Michigan football game. Coincidentally, University of Michigan hosts the Ohio State University football team on November 26, 2011.

5. NCAA Terror Drills: The amount of terror drills occurring at American universities and colleges is terrorizing in and of itself. Aside from brainwashing the students to the new and terrifying way of American life, it allows government agencies to perfect false-flag terror scenarios and work out any kinks prior to the terror drills going live.


6. Ohio Terror Attack?: The state of Ohio appears to be a candidate for terror as three distinct event have transpired in the state recently: A) The partnership between Ohio State University and DHS, B) a dead body that was found at the University of Akron, and c) Halloween costumes worn by students Ohio University student have outraged the Muslim community because they show have turbans with dynamite strapped to them. The cocktail of news from Ohio appears to be setting up a terror attack which will be undoubtedly blamed on Arabs.  




1. NCAA TERRROR: BREAKING NEWS


OBAMACSI.COM: Recent news regarding NCAA schools may indicate that a terror attack is imminent. A Virginia Tech type shooter is on the loose, a dead body has turned up at an Ohio university, 10 schools including a university in South Carolina were been locked down due to a manhunt for a suspected gunman, and a former student at a North Carolina university who was seen carrying an AK-47 style rifle on campus was shot by police.

Title: Authorities in Pennsylvania Search for Student Accused of Making 'Virginia Tech' Threat
Date: October 22, 2011
Soure:
Fox News

Abstract: Authorities in Pennsylvania are searching for a university student who allegedly made a threat on Twitter to kill classmates in a reference to the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

All Saturday activities at Pennsylvania State University-Beaver in Center Township, Pa. -- about 30 miles northwest of Pittsburgh -- were canceled as state police and the FBI searched for 21-year-old Michael Dewight Mollett.

"We decided to take the precautionary step of closing the campus for classes and activities today," Chancellor Gary Keefer said in a statement on the university's website. "We have alerted all students and staff, and are asking them to avoid campus today. We also are asking any students who can go home for the weekend to do so."

Posts from late Thursday on a Twitter account apparently belonging to Mollett, who identifies himself as a point guard on the school's basketball team, make reference to "creepin tonight," people being "scared as hell" and having a "VT day," an apparent reference to the April 2007 massacre of 32 people at Virginia Tech University by student gunman Seung-Hui Cho, who later turned his gun on himself.

Mollett is wanted on charges of harassment and making terroristic threats.

He was arrested by Penn State Beaver campus police last month on charges of misdemeanor indecent assault and defiant trespass. He has previously been charged with receiving stolen property, reckless driving and fleeing an officer.

Mollett's mother, Pamela Lawton, told KDVA-TV on Friday that he has "emotional problems" but she has "never known him to be violent" (Fox News, 2011).



Title: Two In Custody After Girl Shot In Neck At Cumberland High School
Date: October 24, 2011
Source: WRAL News

Abstract:
Two teens were taken into custody Monday after a 15-year-old girl was seriously wounded in a shooting at Cape Fear High School near Fayetteville, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.

Cape Fear students Ta'Von McLaurin,18, and a 15-year-old suspect whose name was not released were being interviewed by investigators Monday night, but had not been formally charged.

Cumberland County Sheriff Earl "Moose" Butler said Monday night he was confident that both students were involved and that they would definitely be charged once investigators finished interviewing them.

Catilyn Abercrombie was in stable condition following surgery at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center after being struck in the neck by a bullet while standing in the breezeway outside the school's cafeteria. Earlier in the afternoon, she was listed in serious condition, but was able to nod and shake her head in response to questions from investigators and her family.

A .22-caliber rifle was found inside the school building and a shell casing was found outside the breezeway doors, Butler said. Only one shot was fired.

Investigators do not believe that Abercrombie was targeted, but Butler said they did not know why the shooting happened (WRAL, 2011).


Title: Ten South Carolina Schools Locked Down For Manhunt
Date: October 27, 2011
Source:
Fox News

Abstract: Ten schools have been locked down in Greenville while police search for a man who fired at an officer in a nearby apartment complex.

Police Chief Terri Wilfong says someone fired at an officer near a Greenville school around 10 a.m. Friday.

Wilfong says the officer checking on a suspicious license tag went to an apartment complex and someone began firing at her. The officer returned fire.

She was not hit.

Several dozen officers are involved in the search.

Elementary and high schools and Greenville Technical College have been locked down during the manhunt (Fox News, 2011).




Title: Campus Police Shoot Gunman At North Carolina University
Date: November 6, 2011
Source: Fox News

Abstract: A former student at a North Carolina university who was seen carrying an AK-47 style rifle on campus was shot by police Saturday before being taken into custody and charged.

Rashaad Gardner was charged with assault by pointing a gun, possession of a weapon on state educational property and going armed to the terror of the people, WAVY reported.

Campus police on patrol at Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, N.C., about 50 miles south of Norfolk, Va., saw students running from part of the campus and saying they had seen a man with a rifle, Police Chief Samuel Beamon said.

An alert posted on the college's website said gunshots were fired on campus shortly after 2:30 a.m. local time Saturday.

The campus was put on lockdown during the incident. Officers saw Gardner wielding an AK-47 style rifle, and he was shot in the leg by an officer during a confrontation.

Gardner fled into a wooded area near the campus while still armed, Beamon said. University police contacted the Elizabeth City Police Department, which dispatched officers and a K-9 unit to locate him.

Gardner was apprehended at 3:28 a.m. local time and taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment.

He was being held Sunday in the Albermarle District Jail on $50,000 bond (Fox News, 2011).



Title:
Cops Investigate Bomb Threat At Penn State
Date: November 12, 2011
Source: USA Today

Abstract: Police investigated a bomb threat before today's Penn State-Nebraska game in State College, Pa., according to ESPN. Reporter Lisa Salters said on College GameDay that police used bomb-sniffing dogs to investigate an anonymous tip of a bomb at Beaver Stadium that turned out to be false Saturday morning.

The police and search dogs found nothing. Penn State issued an all-clear text alert once the coast was clear, Salters said. The atmosphere around Beaver Stadium has been noticeably subdued this morning, said the former Penn State student, with empty parking spaces where tailgaters would usually be partying.

The bomb threat, and the school's promise of strict security around today's game, combined to create a somber pre-game atmosphere, said Salters. The shocking revelatations of sexual abuse criminal charges against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandudky and the firing of Joe Paterno has left the campus shell-shocked, said Salters on ESPNU.

One tailgater told her that, given everything that's gone on the past week, perhaps some students "don't feel like partying" (USA Today, 2011).



Title:
Gunmen Rob Students In College Dorm Room In North Carolina
Date: November 13, 2011
Source: Fox News

Abstract: Police in North Carolina were investigating Sunday after two students were robbed by several gunmen in a dorm room at Fayetteville State University.

WRAL-TV reported four to six men with guns knocked on a dorm room door at around 2:00am local time, university spokesman Jeff Womble said. When the two students answered, a physical altercation ensued.

Shots were fired, damaging some furniture in the room, but no one was struck. The two students were injured during the altercation, Womble said.

One of the students was taken to a local hospital in unknown condition, and the other was treated at the scene.

The gunmen stole about $500 in cash, a debit card, a computer and clothes.

Fayetteville State University Police are investigating the incident with assistance from the Fayetteville Police Department.

It was not immediately known if the armed robbery was related to a shooting Saturday night at a restaurant near the Fayetteville campus.

A gunman entered the restaurant at around 7:00pm Saturday and fired four shots at customers before fleeing the scene. No one was injured.

No arrests have been made in either incident (Fox News, 2011).



Title:
Police: ECU Lockdown Prompted By Man With Umbrella
Date: November 16, 2011
Source: Fox 8 News

Abstract: East Carolina University was placed on lockdown for several hours Wednesday morning after when a man's umbrella was mistaken for an assault rifle.

Greenville police said during an afternoon press conference that a man carrying an umbrella prompted the lockdown shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to WNCT.

In the fourth and final alert issued on the university's website at 12:52 p.m., officials said the lockdown had been lifted.

"ECU Officials have determined that the situation has ended and that there is no threat to campus. Officials have declared the situation ALL CLEAR."

University spokeswoman Mary Schulken said the residence halls and other buildings were secure as campus and county police swept the immediate area for a suspect.

The report came in shortly after 10 a.m. that a man with a gun was spotted on 5th Street, a busy thoroughfare through the heart of campus.

Officials posted updates to the university's website and through social media.

Buildings were checked and cleared by police systematically, with students being released to buses or relocated (Fox 8 News, 2011).




2. DHS & NCAA PARTNERSHIP


OBAMACSI.COM: Aside from partnering with the NFL, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has partnered specifically with Ohio State University and the University of Oklahoma. This partnership does not make these universities safer, but rather a target. What type of terror is planned for these campuses is unknown, but if you see something, say something.


Title: Secretary Napolitano Announces "If You See Something, Say Something™" Campaign Partnerships
Date: September 12, 2011
Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Abstract: Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced new partnerships between the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) "If You See Something, Say Something™" public awareness campaign and several sports organizations and collegiate universities.  Partnerships include National Football League (NFL) teams, Major League Baseball (MLB) teams, the U.S. Open Tennis Championships (USTA), Ohio State University, and the University of Oklahoma.

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"Every citizen plays a critical role in identifying and reporting suspicious activities and threats," said Secretary Napolitano. "By expanding the ‘If You See Something, Say Something™" campaign we are working together to ensure the safety and security of fans, players, employees, and students."  

The "If You See Something, Say Something™" campaign -- originally implemented by New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority and now licensed to DHS for a nationwide campaign -- is a simple and effective program to engage the public and key frontline employees to identify and report indicators of terrorism, crime and other threats to the proper transportation and law enforcement authorities.

Over the past year, DHS has collaborated closely with federal, state, local and private sector partners, as well as the Department of Justice, to expand the "If You See Something, Say Something™" campaign and the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative—an administration effort to train state and local law enforcement to recognize behaviors and indicators related to terrorism, crime and other threats; standardize how those observations are documented and analyzed; and ensure the sharing of those reports with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)  led Joint Terrorism Task Forces for further investigation.

The "If You See Something, Say Something™" campaign originally partnered with the NFL in January 2011 during the Super Bowl XLVI, and is now expanding the campaign to the Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, and San Diego Chargers with digital and video materials displayed at each stadium.  Similarly, the "If You See Something, Say Something™" campaign partnerships with MLB began last season and has now expanded to the Chicago White Sox and the Baltimore Orioles.  The USTA has announced their partnership with the "If You See Something, Say Something™" campaign for a second year, and have displayed digital and print materials during all matches.         

Other partnerships with the "If You See Something, Say Something™" campaign have been recently launched by the states of Florida and Maryland, the cities of Baltimore and Newark, the Inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix, and state and major urban area fusion centers across the country. 

DHS will continue to expand the "If You See Something, Say Something™" campaign nationally to help America's business, communities and citizens remain vigilant and play an active role in keeping the country safe (U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2011).



3. CARRIER CLASSIC


OBAMACSI.COM: U.S. President Barack Obama will attend the Carrier Classic in San Diego, California, on November 11, 2011. The Carrier Classic will feature a men's NCAA basketball game between the #1 ranked North Carolina Tar Heels and the Michigan State Spartans. The game will be played on the deck on the U.S.S. Vinson, which allegedly fired the first shots in the War on Terror against AL Qaeda. Obama will be surrounded by U.S. military service men and woman as he becomes a sitting duck perched atop the aircraft carrier in San Diego Bay. Should Obama be targeted for assassination, bet on the fact that many NAVY sailors will be slaughtered in the process with the dead likely ranging in the hundreds if not thousands. Although Obama will likely escape unarmed, the act of terror will enrage the American public to go to war, exactly as it was designed to do. The Carrier Classic is the opening game of the 2011 NCAA college basketball season and will be broadcast nationally and internationally on the ESPN family of sports network with a TV audience ranging somewhere between 100-150 million.


Title:
Aircraft Carrier That Launched First Attack On Al Qaeda To Host Opening Game Of College Basketball Season
Date:
July 16, 2011
Source:
Daily Mail

Abstract: It launched the first attacks against al Qaeda and the Taliban after the 9/11 terror attacks - and now the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson has another important mission on its hands: hosting the opening game of the 2011 NCAA college basketball season.

Navy Chief of Information Rear Admiral Dennis Moynihan has confirmed that after more than a month of discussions with a promoter, an agreement has been reached to hold the game on the carrier.

A company called Morale Entertainment will organise the game and be responsible for all the costs.

Mr Moynihan stressed: 'There will be no cost to the taxpayer.'

The Carl Vinson has played key roles in the fight against terrorism since the global war on terror began.

Aside from launching the first wave of attacks on targets in Afghanistan, it also carried the body of Osama bin Laden for burial at sea after he was killed in the U.S. military raid in Pakistan earlier this year.

Now the mighty vessel is on track to make sports history as the first-ever carrier to host an NCAA basketball game.

The Michigan State Spartans will play the University of North Carolina Tar Heels on Veterans Day, November 11, on the top deck of the carrier at the U.S. Naval Base in San Diego.

Former UNC star Michael Jordan and former MSU star Earvin 'Magic' Johnson are the honorary captains for the game.

The 'Carrier Classic,' as the game has been dubbed, will be the first televised college basketball game of the season for ESPN.

But it will take more than a deal to pull the game off, CNN reports.

Unlike indoor arenas, players will be exposed to the elements on the deck of an aircraft carrier. To prevent any weather delays, two courts will be built on the ship: one on the flight deck, and the other in the hangar deck, which will be protected from rain and some wind.

The seating for the flight deck stadium will be wrapped with fabric to help block the wind, and the ship will be moored alongside a pier that would put the sun about midcourt, so no players will have to shoot into the setting sun.

A professional lighting crew that does lighting for rock concerts has been contacted about bringing in lights to help keep the court bright enough for the players and the TV cameras.

The game will attract about 7,000 fans to the nuclear-powered carrier, one of the Navy's most important assets.

Getting them onto a secure Navy base and then on board the vessel will take a significant security effort.

Part of that has been addressed by the promoters, who won't sell tickets to the public.

Instead, some tickets will go to UNC and MSU, a few to sponsors, and some to coaches who take part in a game-week youth clinic.

The rest of the tickets will go to service members, veterans and their families.

Plus, Morale Entertainment spokesman Mike Whalen said, each ticket will be printed with the name of the ticket-holder, which must match that person's identification as they enter the venue.

The Navy also made sure that the promoters and ESPN, which plans to bring a dozen or more cameras to cover the game, know that at any moment President Barack Obama could order the Carl Vinson to leave port for a mission.

Basketball courts, bleachers, lights, etc., would have to come off the ship at the same time that more than 5,000 sailors and Marines would come aboard.

Whalen said he has assured the Navy his company would be prepared to break down both courts and all the seating very quicky.

If the event goes off as planned, there are already talks in the works to hold more games on the carrier, including a match up between the Notre Dame and Ohio State women's basketball teams (Daily Mail, 2011).


Title: Barack Obama To Attend Carrier Classic
Date: October 13, 2011
Source: ESPN

Abstract: President Barack Obama, the nation's basketball-fan-in-chief, will have the seat of his choice at the Carrier Classic hoops game on Veterans Day on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson, the aircraft carrier that buried Osama bin Laden at sea.

The White House announced Thursday that Obama has accepted an invitation to attend the Nov. 11 matchup between North Carolina and Michigan State, the first college basketball game on an active flat top.

The Carl Vinson and its sailors have attracted considerable attention since early May, when the carrier conducted bin Laden's burial at sea after he was killed by Navy SEALs in a raid ordered by Obama.

It'll be an impossible ticket, except for the lucky 7,000 or so who will be granted permission to come aboard the 1,092-foot, nuclear-powered carrier. Most of the tickets will go to active military personnel. Tickets won't be sold to the public.

Obama can sit "wherever he wants," said Mike Whalen of the Morale Entertainment Foundation, which is organizing the game.

The president, a huge hoops fan, will be in his element, even if it is an unusual venue for big-time basketball.

Known for playing pickup games, Obama needed 12 stitches in his lip after he was inadvertently elbowed during such a scrimmage last November. His brother-in-law, Craig Robinson, is the coach at Oregon State. Obama has filled out an NCAA tournament bracket the last three years for ESPN, which will televise the Carrier Classic.

Plus, he has a history with the Tar Heels.

Obama played a pickup game with UNC's players during a 2008 campaign stop. The following spring, he correctly picked the Tar Heels to win the 2009 NCAA title -- which they did by routing Michigan State -- and then hosted them at the White House.

Tar Heels coach Roy Williams was excited to hear Obama will be at the Carrier Classic.

"My guess is he wouldn't be there unless things in the world were in good shape," Williams said with a grin at preseason media day. "So I hope he can stick to that commitment and be there.

"This is one of the biggest thrills in my coaching career, to be involved in that kind of game," Williams said. "It really is as neat of a deal as you can possibly imagine."

Obama is scheduled to begin Veterans Day by laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery before flying to San Diego.

"He looks forward to a great game," the White House said in a statement.

Whalen said there will be appropriate security considering the dignitaries who are expected to attend. Besides Obama, top Navy officials and congressional delegations from North Carolina and Michigan have been invited. A postgame concert is scheduled, but organizers haven't announced the acts.

James Worthy and Magic Johnson will serve as honorary captains for their alma maters.

The carrier, which has been in San Francisco for Fleet Week, will be at its berth at North Island Naval Air Station. To the south is Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, where SEALs train. Across San Diego Bay is Naval Base San Diego.

The court, surrounded by temporary stadium-style seating, will be located between the island and the forward catapults. In case of rain, the game will be moved below to the hangar deck.

Navy officials got the news on the sea service's 236th birthday.

"We're honored that President Obama plans to attend the game on the Carl Vinson," said Rear Admiral Dennis Moynihan, the Navy's chief spokesman. "The ship is a representative of more than 100 Navy ships that are deployed right now. We see this as a celebration of service for all veterans, and we also see this as a great opportunity to showcase what our Navy does on a daily basis."

Whalen, a former Marine, was happy, too.

"We're excited that President Obama would even consider showing up. We feel like we won the lottery," he said.

Morale Entertainment Foundation, which hopes to help raise the visibility of the Navy with the Carrier Classic, brings notable Americans, such as former astronauts Neil Armstrong, Gene Cernan and Jim Lovell, as well as coaches and race car drivers to visit troops in the Middle East and Afghanistan.

The Carrier Classic is sponsored by Quicken Loans (ESPN, 2011).



Title: ESPN To Televise Hoops Game From Deck Of U.S. Aircraft Carrier
Date:
May 12, 2011
Source: ESPN

Abstract: ESPN has reached an agreement with the Morale Entertainment Foundation to televise Michigan State vs. North Carolina in the Carrier Classic 11-11-11, the first men's college basketball game to be played on the deck of a United States military aircraft carrier, on Friday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. ET. The United States military ship to host the unique Veteran's Day event honoring the men and women in the armed forces is to be determined but will be positioned in the San Diego harbor.

As part of the telecast, ESPN will televise a special halftime entertainment show and post-game concert organized by Morale Entertainment Foundation. Specific coverage plans for the Carrier Classic 11-11-11, featuring a rematch of the 2009 National Championship won by North Carolina, are being finalized. A basketball court with seating for approximately 7,000 fans will be constructed on the flight deck. The game will be played below the flight deck in the event of rain. Tickets will not be for sale.

The Carrier Classic 11-11-11 will mark the first men’s college basketball telecast of the 2011-12 season on ESPN or ESPN2 (ESPNU will open the season with Coaches vs. Cancer matchups).

"We are privileged to be a part of this tremendous initiative honoring our veterans and troops,” said Nick Dawson, ESPN director, programming. “We commend Morale Entertainment, Michigan State University and the University of North Carolina and the United States Navy for their creativity and enthusiasm. It’s exciting to still be able to televise new and unique games after 32 years and more than 9,500 live game telecasts.”

Michigan State Coach Tom Izzo said, “I can’t think of a better way to start the season than playing in the Carrier Classic 11-11-11 on Veterans Day. The opportunity to give something back to those that serve in the military and their families is a humbling experience. On the court, the game will feature two of the top programs in America, but it also provides an opportunity for life lessons off the court, including those about the real meaning of sacrifice and dedication. As coaches and athletes, we are familiar with terms like wins and losses, but to our servicemen and women, those phrases have very different meanings. It’s a concept that first hit home during one of my trips to visit our troops in Kuwait, and one that I’ve carried with me since then. I’m sure that being a part of this game will create life-lasting memories for all involved. I know it certainly will for me.”

North Carolina Coach Roy Williams said, “It is an honor for Carolina Basketball to play in such a unique game that will benefit and salute the United States’ armed forces. We thank the U.S. Navy for presenting us with this remarkable opportunity. The look on our players’ faces when I told them they would be playing outdoors on the deck of an aircraft carrier was priceless. The experience will create for them a lifetime of memories. Even more important is the chance to combine the start of the college basketball season with saluting and thanking our military personnel for all they do to allow us to safely live and play each day in the United States of America.”

Mike Whalen, director of the Morale Entertainment Foundation, added, “From the very beginning, we felt the only outlet that could capture the significance of this event, and the excitement surrounding it, was ESPN. We are thrilled ESPN is joining the Foundation to honor the service of our current members of the Armed Forces and recognizing the service of the millions of veterans and their families who have gone before them."

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Wounded Warrior Project, the San Diego Air and Space Museum and the San Diego Sports Commission are assisting game organizer Morale Entertainment Foundation with various elements surrounding the event (ESPN, 2011).




4. NCAA PLOTS & PATSIES


OBAMACSI.COM: There have been two alleged plots against the NCAA that have been reported. A) A terror threat to the Final Four men's basketball tournament in Houston, Texas, and a fan with two M16 military guns that was allowed entrance into the University of Michigan football game. Coincidentally, University of Michigan hosts the Ohio State University football team on November 26, 2011.

Title: FBI Warns of Possible NCAA Tourney Terror Threat
Date: March 13, 2006
Source:
Fox News

Abstract:
The FBI said Friday there is no specific, credible threat of a terror attack aimed at college basketball arenas or other sports stadiums, but acknowledged alerting law enforcement to a recent Internet posting discussing such attacks.

The FBI and Homeland Security Department distributed an intelligence bulletin Friday to state and local law enforcement nationwide describing the online threat against sporting venues, said Special Agent Richard Kolko, an FBI spokesman in Washington.

"We have absolutely no credible intelligence or threats pertaining to this issue," Kolko said.

With conference tournaments taking place this weekend, and the NCAA tournament scheduled to begin next week, the bulletin was sent "out of an abundance of caution," Kolko said.

"We have been in touch with Homeland Security and the FBI about this issue," said NCAA spokesman Erik Christiansen.

"We do not believe there is an imminent threat," he said. "We are in constant communication with the local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, including Homeland Security and the FBI. This is not new; we are in regular contact with all these law enforcement agencies at every level."

The online message described a potential attack in some detail, calling it an efficient way to kill thousands of people using homicide bombers armed with explosives hidden beneath their winter clothing, said a federal law enforcement official who read the bulletin.

But the government document also said U.S. intelligence sources could not corroborate the information or say whether the site was linked to Al Qaeda.

Christiansen said, "There was no mention of a specific event or organization."

In the past, intelligence assessments have been sent in advance of major holidays and sporting events because they pose an inviting target for terrorists (Fox News, 2006).



Title:
M16-Toting Fan Gets Inside Michigan Football Game
Date:
October 12, 2010
Source:
Fox News

Abstract: A full-time National Guardsman toting two unloaded M16 assault rifles was allowed onto the Michigan Stadium field before the Michigan-Michigan State football game.

Security officials allowed the man into the stadium, where more than 113,000 people had gathered, because his weapons were empty and no ammunition was found.

A member of the color guard reported the impostor, who was escorted out by police.

Diane Brown, a spokeswoman for the university's department of public safety, told MyFoxDetroit.com that school officials do not believe anything was done "incorrectly or improperly by police in any of the checkpoints."

Brown said the unidentified man cooperated with police, and told officers he used his uniform as a ruse because he wanted to attend the Oct. 9 game but could not get a ticket.

"We escorted him out. He was very compliant and he just continued to explain that he wanted to come to the game, but couldn't get a hold of a ticket and thought he'd use his uniform to be able to do that," she told the website.

Michigan fans told the website they were very surprised about the incident.

"Whether it was good or bad, in a stadium filled with 113,000-plus, I don't think that's the way to handle such a situation," Alex Mandel told the website.

"It's really disappointing because usually the security's really good at the games," Julianne Patterson said.

The man was arrested and released pending a further investigation.

A decision on the charges is expected to come in the next week, MyFoxDetroit.com reports (Fox News, 2010).



5. NCAA CAMPUS TERROR DRILLS


OBAMACSI.COM: The amount of terror drills occurring at American universities and colleges is terrorizing in and of itself. Aside from brainwashing the students to the new and terrifying way of American life, it allows government agencies to perfect false-flag terror scenarios and work out any kinks prior to the terror drills going live.


OBAMACSI.COM: NCAA Campus Terror Drills
Date: March 18, 2010
Name: Unknown
Agencies: Santa Rosa Police SWAT Team, Santa Rosa Fire Department
Campus: Santa Rosa Junior College
Location: Santa Rosa, California
Notes: Drill simulate an emergency response to a shooter on campus and a hostage situation.

Title:
Police Swarm SRJC For Drill
Date:
March 18, 2010
Source:
Press Democrat

Abstract: When Chase Covington emerged from Baker Hall on the Santa Rosa Junior College campus Thursday morning, his arms were riddled with bloody “bullet” wounds.

Covington was a role player an elaborate drill staged by the college police force, Santa Rosa Police, Petaluma Police and Santa Rosa Fire Department to simulate emergency response to a shooter on campus and a hostage situation.

The scenes played out were created by members of the Santa Rosa Police SWAT team, said Sgt. Mike Tosti. “They come up with the scenarios based on situations that have occurred,” he said. “Everything that we come up with is designed to mimic real life.”

Even a bit of pain.

Covington, who will enter the police academy next month, played a member of an extreme environmental activist group that took over a classroom of students played by other role players. He was hit multiple times by the practice “bullets” that were bullet-shaped vessels loaded with colored detergent.

“I suppose it feels like a bee sting, maybe a little more painful than a bee sting,” he said, looking at the bloody welts a little larger than a pencil-top eraser that marked both arms.

About 60 people participated in Thursday’s multi-agency drill, but only a select few had access to the opening script that had shooters attempting to take over a classroom just after 10 a.m.

The rest of the four-hour drill on the otherwise quiet campus that is closed for spring break this week unfolded according to how police and role-playing “bad guys” responded.

“We can’t wait until we have all the information, it takes too long,” said Mike Azzouni, team leader for hostage negotiators.

In the end, one cell phone died, forcing police to deploy a “throw phone” to speak with those barricaded inside. Later, a kidnapper tried to walk out with the “students,” and was caught.

Suspects also left booby traps in the classrooms — bombs that could have gone off in real life but which were detected and disarmed by police, Azzouni said.

Those “killed” included a person playing the role of a student and two playing suspects, Azzouni said. A number of suspects were injured, he said.

Throwing different agencies into an unknown situation and demanding the players work it out on the fly is crucial, Azzouni said.

“This training is invaluable,” he said. “It’s as realistic as we could get.”

Right down to the frantically beating heart of those playing the bad guys, Covington said.

“You definitely start hearing your heart go really fast,” he said of hearing the officers closing in on him as he hid in a classroom. “It’s just scary. They are scary. I could only imagine if it’s a real life situation, you would be terrified.”

Neighbors and members of the campus community were alerted to the drill prior to Thursday morning. Police tape stretched around the northwest corner of the campus from Armory Drive to Elliott Avenue to Scholars Drive (Press Democrat, 2010).


OBAMACSI.COM: NCAA Campus Terror Drills
Date: May 18, 2010
Name: Unknown
Agencies: ECU and Greenville police, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Department, the N.C. Highway Patrol, Greenville Fire and Rescue, Pitt County Emergency Services, and Pitt Emergency Management
Campus: East Carolina University
Location: Greenville, North Carolina
Notes: Drill simulated a full-scale emergency planning drill at a residence hall on campus.


Title:
ECU To Conduct Emergency Drill May 18
Date: May 10, 2010
Source: ECU News

Abstract:
East Carolina University officials are scheduled to conduct a full-scale emergency planning drill May 18 at a residence hall on the west end of main campus.

Students, faculty, staff and visitors are advised to avoid the following areas between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.: Green, White, Clement, Fletcher and Garrett residence halls, as well as Bloxton House and West End Dining.



Because of their proximity to the drill site, Mendenhall Student Center and the Student Recreation Center will be closed to the public until 1 p.m. University employees are asked to report to work as usual.

Some streets and parking areas on campus may be blocked, including Trustees Way at Fifth Street and in front of Jenkins Fine Arts Center; Faculty Way behind Jenkins and Bloxton House; a parking lot north of the Student Recreation Center; and Reade Street from Reade Circle to Fifth Street. B1 parking lots off Reade Street between 5th and 3rd streets will be unavailable.



The drill, a normal part of ECU emergency planning, is designed to prepare staff and law enforcement to respond to an active shooter on campus. People should be aware that the exercise may involve actors, emergency outdoor speakers and simulated use of weapons, said Tom Pohlman, environmental manager with ECU Environmental Health and Safety. 



The drill is scheduled to involve many agencies including ECU and Greenville police, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Department, the N.C. Highway Patrol, Greenville Fire and Rescue, Pitt County Emergency Services, and Pitt Emergency Management (ECU News, 2010).


OBAMACSI.COM: NCAA Campus Terror Drills
Date: May 19, 2010
Name: Unknown
Agencies: Watauga Emergency Medical Services and Boone Fire Department
Campus: Appalachian State University
Location: Boone, North Carolina
Notes: Drill simulated full-scale emergency exercise with explosions.


Title: Appalachian To Conduct Emergency Exercise May 19
Date:
May 10, 2010
Source:
ASU News


Abstract: A full-scale emergency exercise will be conducted May 19 at Appalachian State University. The exercise will run from approximately 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the west side of campus in and around the stadium parking lot. One or more buildings on the main campus also might be included in the exercise.

More than 100 participants, including local and state law enforcement personnel from six agencies, will participate. Other participants will include Watauga Emergency Medical Services and Boone Fire Department.

The university’s emergency Web site (www.emergency.appstate.edu) will include information about the exercise and a link to a mock up of the site that will include information from the exercise to aid in future training scenarios.

The drill is designed to test emergency response and communication capabilities during an emergency. Officials with EnviroSafe are directing the drill in consultation with officials from Appalachian and the University of North Carolina General Administration.

Area residents and motorists should not be alarmed by increased traffic from law enforcement and emergency response vehicles along Rivers Street and Stadium Drive during the day of the drill.

Law enforcement officers participating in the drill will not carry armed weapons. Participants and observers will be identified by specially colored vests and identification badges. Simulated explosions might be heard during the exercise.

This is the second full-scale emergency exercise conducted at Appalachian. The first, in 2009, simulated an active shooter/hostage situation.

The May 19 drill follows a directive from UNC system President Erskine Bowles that all UNC institutions conduct an emergency exercise this school year (ASU News, 2010).


OBAMACSI.COM: NCAA Campus Terror Drills
Date:
May 18, 2010
Name:
Unknown
Agencies:
Wood County Local Emergency Planning Commission
Campus:
Ohio Valley University
Location:
Vienna, West Virginia
Notes:
Drill simulated a response to a digruntled student who
might set off a chemical leak, a fire, explosion, bomb or or take a hostage.


Title:
Emergency Drill At OVU Tests Local Agencies’ Response
Date:
May 19, 2010
Source:
News & Sentinel

Abstract: Emergency crews from Wood County gathered Tuesday at Ohio Valley University to participate in a full-scale emergency exercise designed to critique and improve how agencies respond to emergencies.

Sponsored by the Wood County Local Emergency Planning Commission, the exercise involved agencies using normal radio channels to communicate and react to emergency scenarios acted out by volunteers at OVU's main campus.

Police and fire crews gathered at the south campus, which was designated as the staging area, until they were dispatched to the scene.

"We have volunteers who will be role-playing, and our agencies will respond to these emergency calls with real equipment," said Doug Hess, chairman of the emergency planning commission. "A lot of the agencies do their own kind of training, but this is an opportunity for all the agencies to work together in very realistic scenarios."

An outside consulting firm was hired by the planning commission with state grant funds to organize and evaluate the exercise.

Jeff Harvey, with JH Consulting in Buckhannon, said his company specializes in emergency preparedness training.

"The backstory in this whole exercise is centered around a disgruntled student who will spur a variety of emergency situations," said Harvey. "We have people designated as actors, observers and evaluators. The evaluators are experienced professionals who will be judging the preparedness of the emergency crews."

Crews will be evaluated on communications, sheltering, security, tactile and hazardous material response, said Harvey.

"This is an exciting undertaking," Hess said. "Tonight, our law enforcement and fire agencies will handle a variety of situations. There might be a chemical leak, a fire or an explosion. They could be dealing with a hostage situation or a bomb. For the most part, what happens tonight will be somewhat of a surprise to emergency crews," he said.

During the first emergency drill involving a possible explosive, an actor made an emergency call to the 911 center, prefacing the call with the phrase, "This is a drill," to inform dispatchers that there was not an actual emergency.

Agencies experienced glitches in communications, resulting in delays. Real emergency situations resulting from heavy rains in Wood County resulted in many of the ambulances participating in the drill to be dispatched to other areas.

"It's an interesting scenario," said Hess. "All of these agencies should react as if this was a real-life emergency."

The American Red Cross, hospitals, the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department, The ARC, Volunteer Action Center and Wood County Schools participated in the drill and provided volunteers. The SWAT team, sheriff's office, police and volunteer fire departments participated in the training exercise.

A second emergency exercise will take place from 5-9 p.m. Thursday at Vienna Elementary School (News & Sentinel, 2010).


OBAMACSI.COM: NCAA Campus Terror Drills
Date: May 19, 2010
Name:
"Golden Guardian"
Agencies:
California Emergency Management Agency
Campus: California State University San Marcos
Location: San Marcos, California
Notes:
A dirty bomb and shooters rocked the campus of California State University San Marcos.


Title: Terror In Redwood City: Emergency Drill Prepares For Terrorist Attack
Date: May 19, 2010
Source:
The Daily Journal

Abstract: The explosion that broke yesterday morning’s quiet at the Port of Redwood City was little more than a quick bright flash and billowing plume of black smoke rising up beyond a row of trees.

What did not dissipate quickly, though, was the unexplained blow-up’s fallout — first responders staging areas to assess the injured, hundreds of military and public safety members trying to contain a fire and chemical release and bloodied and battered people strewn in the mud around the Cemex facility.

Those on the ground didn’t know yet what had happened — the 10 a.m. explosion was actually the second terrorist attack which, coupled together, blew up a ship and collapsed a building — but they knew they needed help.

A stick piercing Lauren Fehd’s lung left the 18-year-old worried that her 8-month-old fetus was in distress. Pamela Brown, 25, jumped out a second-story window to escape the building but was also wheezing and blistered from the chemical release. Joan Kyle, 26, was hit on the head by a rock but, while digging Fehd and Brown from the rubble, faced an unexpected danger. It was a snake, which gouged a wound in her arm.

“Wait — you saved us? That is awesome!,” said Brown after hearing Kyle tell her story.

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Kyle double-checked her story card on a lanyard around her neck.

Yep, in yesterday’s mock terrorism drill, the three women survived, albeit in need of serious help.

But in helping victims like the trio, emergency personnel from local, state and federal were the ones being aided. The simulated response exercise known as Golden Guardian was one of several statewide testing local reaction to terrorist attacks at various ports, including Redwood City. Past drills have included disease and natural disasters.

California Emergency Management Agency Secretary Matthew Bettenhausen said the drills are also reminders to the greater public to be prepared for 72 hours, including an escape route from the home and knowing where to find gas and water meters.

The annual event started in 2004 under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger who was invited to the Redwood City exercise but could not attend.

The governor’s absence was barely noticeable in the sea of roughly 400 participants, including members of the national guard, Air Force, CalEMA and public safety organizations throughout the Peninsula.

Camouflage-clad soldiers and military vehicles rumbled down Seaport Boulevard just outside the Pacific Shores Center. Elsewhere in the state, a terrorist attack on a container ship at the Port of Oakland caused a hazardous plus that resulted in an evacuation. At Pier 48 in San Francisco, divers used the Navy Marine Mammal Program which uses dolphins to recover an explosive device. A dirty bomb and shooters rocked the campus of California State University San Marcos and hostages were taken after a terrorist group took over a Catalina Express ferry boat moored at Long Beach Ferry Terminal.

Back in Redwood City, though, some of the affected had concerns other than their immediate safety — primping. As orange-vested organizers placed actors and explained nuances of their individual symptoms — lethargic means tired, one explained to a woman who wasn’t quite sure how to act — bandages were adjusted and bruises touched up. A smiling woman with blood stains running down her sweatshirt applied blood to the back of another while one nearby man looked less successful in surviving the collapse. He had an angry looking gash across his throat and ghostly white face.

Paul Cramer, 24, freshened up his injuries with a spray bottle of fake blood while his roommate Teddy Vigil, 24, was on the ground with a gnarled foot underneath a piece of Hertz equipment.

Vigil said he was hit by a car, leaving him unable to walk and unconscious. Like the others in the simulation, though, he had been there since 6 a.m. and had been warned to expect an 11-hour day. The actors had answered casting calls on Craigslist and the simulation followed three days of practice, according to Fehd.

Although Tuesday’s drill was simulated, officials said the scenarios and the actors help emergency personnel know how to react if a real situation comes to pass.

“It’ s so easy to forget ... how important this is. The events in New York City a few weeks ago remind us of how important this is,” said Redwood City Mayor Jeff Ira (The Daily Journal, 2010).


OBAMACSI.COM: NCAA Campus Terror Drills
Date: May 26, 2010
Name:
"Operation Badger One"
Agencies: UW Madison Police Department Emergency Management Un
Campus: UW Madison
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Notes: Drill scenario involved a man with bombs and a gun with actors who posed as hostages and victims who were injured or killed.

Title: UW Madison, Several Agencies Hold Emergency Response Drill
Date:  May 26, 2010
Source: NBC News

Abstract: UW Madison, along with several law enforcement, medical and other area agencies held a full scale emergency drill today.

The exercise, named "Operation Badger One", simulated an incident on campus that required a response from several emergency agencies.

The scenario involved a man with bombs and a gun. It included actors who posed as hostages and victims who were injured or killed.

The exercise was designed to improve the University's response to real emergency situations. UW officials say one of the goals was to test procedures that are in place and to do so in a realistic environment.

"I think just for any agency its good practice. The more you do things the better you get at it and you can find where there's deficiencies and make improvement in those things so not only for the university, but for any agency to do those type of things," says Sergeant Kerri Miller with UW Police.

The victims were transported to local hospitals, which also participated in the exercise. Organizers say the exercise was designed to test preparedness, teamwork and communication between the agencies.

The exercise was a year in the making--with the UW Madison Police Department Emergency Management Unit heading up the planning (NBC News, 2010).


OBAMACSI.COM: NCAA Campus Terror Drills
Date: June10, 2010
Name: Unknown
Agencies: OEM, DHS
Campus: Missouri State University
Location: Springfeild, Missouri
Notes: Drill simulated a Haz-Mat fire and bomb drill on campus.


Title:
MSU Drill Underway
Date: June 10, 2010
Source: Ozarks First

Abstract: There's no need for concern if you see guys with guns and Haz-Mat gear on the campus of Missouri State University today.

Battalion Chief Andy Wood with the Springfield Fire Department says, the drill's purpose is "Just to get us all on the same page practice our incident command, our unified command and get us all working together "

The Springfield Greene County Office of Emergency Management is putting on the Haz-Mat fire and bomb drill.

It began around 9 a.m. today and continued for a few hours at Hammons House on campus.

The Homeland Seccuirty team is part of the exercise (Ozarks First, 2010).


OBAMACSI.COM: NCAA Campus Terror Drills
Date: August 2, 2011
Name: Unknown
Agencies:
N/A
Campus: East Carolina University
Location: Greenville, North Carolina
Notes: Full scale emergency drill responding to a person shooting on campus.

Title:
Drill To Be Held At ECU
Date: August 2, 2011
Source: ABC News

Abstract: ECU will conduct a full scale emergency drill at the Heart Institute and the Brody School of Medicine beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Access around that area will be restricted during the drill.The exercise is designed to prepare staff and law enforcement to respond to a person shooting on campus. The drill might involve actors and simulated use of weapons (ABC News, 2011).


OBAMACSI.COM: NCAA Campus Terror Drills
Date: September 1, 2011
Name:
Unknown
Agencies:
National Guard
Campus:
Seattle Central Community College
Location(s):
Seattle, Washington
Notes: Drill simulated a "dirty bomb" exercise - complete with a fake-looking blown-off plastic arm. 

Title:
'Dirty Bomb' Drill Puts Seattle Central, National Guard To The Test
Date:
September 2, 2011
Source:
Capitol Hill Seattle

Abstract: For Robert Huss, head of security for Seattle Central, Thursday's "dirty bomb" exercise -- complete with a fake-looking blown-off plastic arm -- atop the school's science and math building was an opportunity to test out the safety procedures for the campus he is responsible for.

For the specialists of the Washington National Guard Civilian Support Team 10, a day of drills hunting for small radioactive capsules provided the opportunity to put their skills to the test in a busy city environment in the heart of Capitol Hill.

While it was annoying for the big media flyovers it encouraged, the drills involving the school, the Guard, State Patrol and SPD have been relatively regular occurrences on Seattle's community college campuses including SCCC, Huss said.

Previous SCCC drills have been held at night. The timing of Thursday's exercise, Huss told CHS, had nothing to do with the approaching ten-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

And Huss said to expect more drills of a similar nature in the future. Fake blown-off plastic arms included, we presume (Capitol Hill Seattle, 2011).



OBAMACSI.COM: NCAA Campus Terror Drills
Date: September 23, 2011
Name: Operation Mountain Guardian
Agencies:
DHS, 100+ local, state and federal
Campus:
Community College of Aurora
Location: Denver, Colorado
Notes: Drill simulated terror attacks on at least 10 different location at the same time, including 2 schools.


Title: Operation Mountain Guardian Emergency Response Exercise
Date: September 23, 2011
Source: MMRS

Abstract: Operation Mountain Guardian is a terrorism-based, full-scale emergency response exercise scheduled to take place in numerous locations in the Denver metro area on Friday, September 23, 2011. The exercise will involve first responders from over 100 different agencies, will be conducted at ten separate locations and will include loud noises, simulated weapons, smoke, emergency vehicles and other equipment that will be audible and visible throughout the day.

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The purpose of this advisory is to provide information that can be disseminated to the public ahead of time to avoid confusion or concern on exercise day, as well as to invite media coverage of the event. Operation Mountain Guardian will be held at the following locations throughout the Denver

Primary Locations: Park Meadows Mall, Smedley Elementary School, Denver Union Station, Community College of Aurora (Lowry Campus)

Secondary Locations
: Denver International Airport, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado Hospital, Catholic Charities (NW Denver), Sports Authority Field at Mile High

The exercise has been designed as a learning event for regional first responders to test their capabilities in a scenario that will involve a terrorist-driven catastrophic situation (MMRS, 2011).




6. OHIO TERROR ATTACK?


OBAMACSI.COM: The state of Ohio appears to be a candidate for terror as three distinct event have transpired in the state recently: A) The partnership between Ohio State University and DHS, B) a dead body that was found at the University of Akron, and C) Halloween costumes worn by students Ohio University student have outraged the Muslim community because they have turbans with dynamite strapped to them. The cocktail of news from Ohio appears to be setting up a terror attack which will be undoubtedly blamed on Arabs. 


Title:
Body Found At Ohio College Football Stadium Before Kickoff
Date: October 22, 2011
Source: Fox News

Abstract: Authorities say the body of someone who apparently committed suicide was found at a college football stadium in Ohio, hours before a game was to kick off.

Gregg Bach, a spokesman for the University of Akron football team, says the body was discovered Saturday morning and that university police have concluded their investigation. He didn't say where in the stadium the body was found or who found it.

University spokeswoman Laura Massey says police have told her the death appears to be a suicide. She gave no further details.

University police did not immediately return phone calls.

Akron is to play Ohio at 3 p.m. Eastern on Saturday. Bach says the game will be played as scheduled (Fox News, 2011).



Title:
Students Protest “Offensive” Costumes

Date:
October 26, 2011
Source:
Fox News

Abstract: An Ohio university is funding a student-led campaign to denounce  what they consider to be racially offensive Halloween costumes – ranging from Geisha girls to terrorists.

The campaign is sponsored by a group called Students Teaching Against Racism (STARS), and is funded by Ohio University

Some costumes can be offensive to some people where you are highlighting their culture in a negative way,” said Stephanie Sheeley, a spokesperson for the group and a student at the university.

STARS created a poster campaign showing what they consider to be offensive Halloween costumes. In one poster an Asian girl is holding a photograph of someone dressed like a Geisha. In another photograph, a Hispanic student is holding a photograph of someone dressed in a sombrero.

“We understand that Halloween is supposed to be fun but in doing so you don’t have to offend others,” Sheeley told Fox news. “There are plenty of costumes that don’t hurt other people’s feelings and don’t degrade other people.”

The posters read: “We’re a culture, not a custom. This is not who I am, and this is not okay.”

One of the more shocking posters features a man dressed in Middle Eastern attire with dynamite strapped around his waist. Sheeley said dressing up in Muslim garb for Halloween might be offensive to “certain” countries.

““That’s obviously offensive,” she said. “It’s offensive to a lot of people because that doesn’t highlight all the people in that country. That takes one specific angle.”

But she also cautioned people about dressing up in other ethnic outfits.

“Don’t dress up like a Guido,” she said. “That’s offensive to Italian Americans. Don’t dress up in black face. That’s offensive to African Americans.”

So what about dressing up like a rapper or someone from the Jersey Shore? Sheeley said that kind of costume would actually be appropriate.

“It’s different if you are saying I’m Snooki or dressing up as Obama,” she said. “It’s difficult when you cross the line between being someone specific and just being a representation of a culture. That’s a lot different than saying I’m a Guido.”

Ohio University is not the only institution of learning that’s trying to create a politically correct Halloween. Schools across the country have either cancelled or curtailed celebrations over issues ranging from candy corn to concerns that Americans are forcing their holiday traditions on new immigrants.

Consider the following:

– Halloween costumes have been banned from many schools in Ontario, CA. Instead, students have been encouraged to wear orange and black on Halloween.

Parent Stefanie Sellers told the Barrie Examiner that she received a letter from her daughter’s school explaining the costume ban.

“In an effort to respect the diverse value of our PVPS families, we will not be wearing Halloween costumes to school this year,” the letter read.

– In Portland, OR, the principal at Buckman Elementary School banned costumes at his school, calling instead for boys and girls to embrace a “spirit of equity.”

“For many reasons, the celebration of Halloween at school can lead to student exclusion,” Principal Brian Anderson wrote in a letter to parents. “There are social, financial and cultural differences among our families that we must respect.”

Anderson wrote that the “spirit of equity” has led most public schools in the city to “deemphasize the celebration of Halloween at school.”

– Halloween celebrations have also been banned in some schools across Michigan.

“Change is hard,” Carol Dawson told the Muskegon Chronicle. She’s the principal at Holton Elementary school – where candy corn and candied apples have been replaced with a fall festival focused on health and wellness.

Edgewood Elementary School in Fruitport, MI, decided to steer clear of both Halloween parties and costumes parades. The principal told the Chronicle she wanted to keep children safe and avoid hurt feelings.

“Emotionally, it is a difficult time for kids who don’t have costumes,” Amy Upham told the newspaper.

So instead of cookies and candy, the kids at Edgewood Elementary will get “fall-centered fun and educational activities.”

– In Springfield, NJ, elementary school principals banned costumes claiming it caused classroom disruptions. Superintendent Michael Davino told the Springfield Patch that dressing up is not something kids should be doing at school.

“I do believe it is something you should do with your friends, believe it is something you should do with your family, and it is something you should do as an activity that has really nothing to do with school or about school,” he said (Fox News, 2011).