Bomb threat reported in Cherry and Tate Page Halls

Abbey Brown

Some students got a break from class yesterday after a bomb threat was reported in both Cherry and Tate Page halls.

The Bowling Green Police Department received an anonymous e-mail around 1:20 p.m. yesterday that a bomb was set to go off at 3 p.m. in both academic buildings, said University Relations Director Bob Skipper.

After campus police received the call from BGPD, they obtained permission from the building coordinators and Academic Affairs to evacuate the buildings, Skipper said.

“We were in class, and a fire alarm went off,” said Sebree freshman Amanda Thornberry. “Classes were canceled.”

The campus police department called the afternoon shift of officers in early to help evacuate and search the buildings while also ensuring there were officers still out patrolling, Skipper said.

“Officers searched the buildings and were unable to locate anything,” he said. “They pulled back near the deadline, then waited until it passed and then searched again. Nothing was found.”

The rest of the afternoon, classes in the two buildings were canceled, but night classes were held. University officials kept the doors locked until 5 p.m., other than to let students go back in to collect belongings.

“Everything is now all clear,” Skipper said.

He said at this point in time, there are no leads, but an investigation will be conducted.

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