Will they let him in college now?

United States
July 23, 2007 1:38pm CST
Eastern Illinois University received a mysterious package addressed to the admissions office that warranted a visit form the bomb squad! The envelope was dirty and ripped, had no return address, several misspellings, and tape all over it. The campus post office called the police, who xrayed the strange looking package. The only thing inside was an application for admission to the college. Administrators say that the student will receive the same chance of admission to the 12,500 student campus that others have. (Yeah right...what's that thing about first impressions?) Would you have opened the package...or called police?
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@mi2ok02 (406)
• United States
24 Jul 07
Hmmm. Now that is interesting. I probably would have called the police too. Campus violence with colleges and public schools have increased. I don't believe he would have the same chance as anyone else but I would give the applicant credit for standing out and getting his application unique attention!
• United States
24 Jul 07
It is just not safe to let your kids go anywhere it would seem. I just have to let them go and let God protect them. Scary sometimes to be a mom of 3 young adults who are going off on their own.
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
23 Jul 07
I don't think I would have opened it as it was dirty as opened,I wouldn't take a chance so I would call the police.
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• United States
24 Jul 07
I worked for a law firm several years ago, before and right after 9/11. I remember our mail department getting having to wear gloves all the time to open the mail. One day, one of them opened a package and all this white stuff flew out of it. We were terrified, the police took it away, but we never did find out what it was, just that we weren't in any danger.
@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
23 Jul 07
I am sure that the person who sent their application in this manner will be scrutinized very closely before being admitted into the college. Yes, I would have called the police. Now a days, we all have to be careful of any suspicious packages.
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• United States
23 Jul 07
I have worked and worked with my son over the years for his "messy" handwriting. You can finally read what he writes. I think this is a case where maybe Mom or Dad should have stepped in and said "Hey...don't mail that looking like that!"