OU’s president says new security measures expected

Tuesday, October 4th 2005, 5:00 pm
By: News On 6

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- OU will tighten security at Memorial Stadium after a student with explosives attached to his body died while thousands of fans were watching a football game nearby.

School president David Boren says security personnel will more thoroughly search bags fans bring to the stadium.

The school will suspend for the rest of the season a policy that allows spectators to return after leaving at halftime. Officers will more closely screen vehicles that park in a garage next to the stadium.

Joel Henry Hinrichs III died Saturday when a device attached to his body exploded about 8 PM as he sat on a bench outside George Lynn Cross Hall. The blast could be heard inside the stadium less than 100 yards away where more than 80,000 people attended OU's game against Kansas State.