Civil unrest in Baton Rouge?

Anyone got anything on this? I've heard from multiple places (unconfirmed, all of them) that there is some degree of civil unrest occuring in Baton Rouge. Found this on another board being touted as an email from the LSU admin, "forwarded from a nephew studying at LSU":

There have been confirmed reports of civil unrest in the Baton Rouge
area this morning. These incidents appear to be confined to specific areas
in the downtown Baton Rouge area and specific locations around the
community. At this time, local law enforcement are reported to have the
situation contained. To insure safety, we have instructed that all
buildings on campus be locked and we ask that occupants remain indoors. We
are confident in the security procedures of LSU Public Safety and these
actions will permit their timely response to any incidents that may occur
on our campus.

This is a trying time for all of us in the affected areas and beyond.
Our efforts now center on safety and recovery. We are primarily concerned
with the safety and well being of the LSU community and we urge that safe
choices be made. For those on campus who would feel more secure in their
homes, we urge that you leave campus in an orderly fashion. Please be
aware that these incidents of unrest in the community make travel an
unknown risk at this time. Permitting time for the law enforcement
personnel to work through these challenges will likely improve the security
outlook in the near term.

Above all else, think through the choices being considered to assure
your safety.


Chancellor Sean O’Keefe

Again, that is UNCONFIRMED TO BE ACCURATE, so it can only be considered a rumor. I'm wondering if anyone can confirm that civil unrest is going on in Baton Rouge. If anyone has a media link one way or the other, that would be great.
 
I live here in Baton ROuge and people are talking and are getting worried and rumors are flying but the police said it is just rumors though state offices have either closed today at thier first day back or began locking thier doors b/c of security concers,

go to http://2theadvocate.com for the articles of what is going on here. Including a talk LSU students were given about security.
 
This is from NOLA.com... link is here: http://www.nola.com/newslogs/breakingtp/in..._09.html#075894

Thursday, September 01, 2005



A warning from LSU
4:57 p.m.

Reacting to reports of limited disturbances among Hurricane Katrina victims at a large Baton Rouge shelter, Louisiana State University Chancellor Sean O’Keefe has ordered doors locked at LSU buildings and urged students and others to remain inside.

Some campus workers said O'Keefe's campus e-mail, sent at mid-day, reflected anxiety about the presence of large numbers of New Orleanians in Baton Rouge. His directive came amid major problems with looting in parts of the New Orleans area since Katrina ravaged that city on Monday.

“There have been confirmed reports of civil unrest in the Baton Rouge area this morning. These incidents appear to be confined to specific areas in the downtown Baton Rouge area and specific locations around the community,†O’Keefe’s e-mail said. “At this time, local law enforcement are reported to have the situation contained,†the chancellor said, but added that to ensure campus safety “we have instructed that all buildings on campus be locked and we ask that occupants remain indoors.â€

The e-mail also said that for those “who would feel more secure in their homes, we urge that you leave campus in an orderly fashion. Please be aware that these incidents of unrest in the community make travel an unknown risk at this time.â€

LSU administration officials weren’t immediately available to elaborate on concerns expressed in the e-mail.
 
An eighteen-wheeler loaded with 67 men, women and children fleeing New Orleans was pulled over by Baton Rouge Police Department officers at the Drusilla Shopping Center on Thursday

http://www.2theadvocate.com/stories/090205/new_truck001.shtml

The evacuees, who said they were all from the hard-hit 9th Ward, were eventually transferred into a city bus and escorted by police to a shelter at Denham Springs Junior High School.

That's my old junior high.

Talk about hitting home!
 
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