UNC School of Nursing Received Bomb Threat, Building Cleared After Investigation

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The University received a bomb threat today at Carrington Hall, the building of UNC’s School of Nursing, according to a Media Relations statement.

The threat was received at 12:46 p.m. Monday and the building was evacuated. The building has since been deemed safe. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation are aware of the incident, according to a statement from UNC Media Relations.

“UNC Police and other local agencies, including the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Chapel Hill Fire Department and Orange County EMS, evacuated the building and, using a K9 explosive detection team, UNC police deemed the building safe,” according to a UNC media relations statement.

Earlier in the day, Elon University and Central University of North Carolina also conducted police investigations due to suspicious devices on campus.

Elon’s Moseley Center was evacuated and no suspicious items were found after a search, according to Elon News Network. An Elon e-alert was sent to employees and students this afternoon confirming that the building had been investigated twice and has since been reopened.

The NCCU Police Department received a call at 11:44 a.m. today about a suspicious package at the university’s nursing department building. The building was evacuated and investigated by the NCCU Police Department, in addition to the Raleigh-Durham Airport Police Department, the North Carolina State Capitol Police Department, and the Washington Police Department. UNC-CH, according to CNUC News. No suspicious devices were found and the building was cleared at 1:55 p.m., according to the report.

This investigation is still ongoing. Check back here for updates.

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