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Post  TumbleWeed Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:43 pm

All within the past 24 hours.



Los Angeles college campus evacuated after bomb threat


(Reuters) - A Los Angeles college campus was evacuated on Thursday after the university received a telephoned bomb threat and a bomb squad was dispatched to conduct a search, police said.

Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Commander Andrew Smith said the college made the decision to close the campus of California State University, Los Angeles, and evacuate staff and students.

"The CSULA campus is closed as of noon, April 18, as a precaution. Those on campus should evacuate immediately," the university, which has an enrollment of about 20,000 students, said in a tweet.

College officials could not be reached for further comment.

Mike Uhlenkamp, a spokesman for California State University Chancellor Timothy White, said there had been "some sort of threat" that prompted the campus-wide evacuation. He had no further information.

Security officials across the United States have been on alert in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday.

(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb and Alex Dobuzinskis; Writing by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Cynthia Johnston, Grant McCool and Dan Grebler)

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Boston courthouse evacuated following bomb threat



BOSTON – Workers have returned to a Boston federal courthouse that was evacuated because of a bomb threat amid reports of a breakthrough in the marathon bombings investigation.
Nikki Credic-Barrett, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Marshals Service in Washington, says a security sweep was conducted because of the bomb threat.
Court workers got back inside the building about an hour after the evacuation.
Crowds of reporters are gathered outside. The FBI and the U.S. attorney's office in Boston say no arrests have been made in the marathon bombing.
Attorney Francis DiMento says he was in a hearing when someone came over the loudspeaker and told everyone to get out. The courthouse has a day care attached and at least one crib was wheeled out.


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College of the Redwoods (Eureka,CA) shut-down after Internet posting of a bomb threat.



Fifth update: CR to reopen Friday following Internet bomb threat

The Times-Standard
Posted: 04/18/2013 07:53:27 AM PDT
Updated: 04/18/2013 01:35:27 PM PDT


College of the Redwoods officials closed the campus for the entire day after receiving a report of a bomb threat posted on a student's Facebook page early Thursday morning. The student reported the threat to the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, stating that their account had been hacked. (Kaci Poor/ The Times-Standard)
College of the Redwoods will reopen Friday following a bomb threat on a student's Facebook that shut down the campus this morning.

CR spokesman Paul DeMark said a thorough search of the campus conducted by staff and various public safety agencies -- including the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, Cal Fire, the

Eureka Police Department and Humboldt Bay Fire -- has been completed and nothing out of the ordinary was found.

”Their search went extremely well,” DeMark said. “CR staff, along with emergency personnel, went through all of the campus' buildings and didn't find anything suspicious. We feel that the campus is safe for students to return.”

The roughly 135 students living on campus -- whowere transported to a Eureka middle school at 6 a.m. this morning -- are set to return to their dorms late this afternoon or early this evening, DeMark said.

According to Sheriff's Office Lt. Steve Knight, the bomb threat first appeared on the Facebook page of a CR student. The student called the sheriff's office to report the threat shortly after midnight, stating that the Facebook account had been hacked. The sheriff's office notified campus officials, who made the decision to evacuate and close the campus.
”We are actively looking for the perpetrator of this bomb threat that was posted on the Internet,” Knight said. “You know, it really is a concern today with what has been going on recently in Boston.

Thisis really unfortunate that this is going on.”

CR President Kathryn Smith said the safety of students and staff were the campus' first concern

”If it is a threat to the campus, we want to take care of that, in the event that it is a serious and credible threat,” she said.

Officials turned away a steady stream of students and staff arriving in the morning.

College of the Redwoods math professor Todd Olsen said he was shocked to hear the campus was closed due to a bomb threat when he arrived just before 9:30 a.m. to teach a lab class.

”I've been teaching here since 1993, and I've never seen anything like this,” he said. “You just never think something like this could happen.”

Olsen said he was grateful campus officials reacted quickly to the threat.

”It's reassuring,” he said. “This is absolutely what needs to happen in a situation like this.”

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LCPS: Tuscora High School Evacuated After Bomb Threat - UPDATE: Bomb Threat Was False Alarm



A bomb threat made at Tuscarora High School in Leesburg proved to be a false alarm, according to Loudoun County Public Schools spokesman Wayde Byard.

The Leesburg Police Department was on the scene, according to Leesburg Today. Leesburg police spokesman Lt. Jeff Dube referred inquiries to the school system.

"We had a non-specific bomb threat at Tuscarora today," Byard said. "By non-specific, I mean it was phrased in such a way that it did not appear credible."

However, authorities were called. The Leesburg Police Department and a Virginia State Police K9 unit swept the building and deemed it safe.

"We take all threats seriously," Byard said, adding that he had fielded 100 to 150 calls from concerned residents by 2:40 p.m.

Byard also said Tuscarora parents were notified "as soon as we ascertained what was going on."

Students were not evauated, Byard said. LCPS follows "police advice" about whether to evacuate. Caution is used in each circumstance, Byard said, because the threat could be an attempt to lure students outside where they could be in more danger.

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