College application bombs

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If he’d applied to an art school, he probably would have gotten a scholarship:

College Application Causes Bomb Scare
July 21, 2007

Charleston, Ill. (AP) — Here’s a tip for aspiring college students: Make sure your applications don’t warrant a visit from the bomb squad.

Emergency crews evacuated an Eastern Illinois University building Friday, after a campus postal carrier discovered a disheveled-looking package heading for the college’s admissions office.

“There was no return address, it was poorly written, poorly addressed to the university, there were misspellings,” school spokeswoman Vicki Woodard said Saturday. “There was some tape over it. Just the overall appearance was rather strange.”

The stuffed-and-stained envelope was strange enough that police alerted the bomb squad. Read the rest of the article here.