North Carolina Central University and UNC-Chapel Hill’s nursing schools reported bomb threats within an hour of one another Monday afternoon.
In both cases, the universities reported no bombs were found after buildings were evacuated and officials searched them.
At 11:44 a.m., a “possible suspicious device” was reported to NCCU police from the School of Nursing Building, the university said. The building was evacuated, and Raleigh-Durham Airport Police, North Carolina State Police and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Police responded to assist NCCU Police.
Just before 2 p.m. on Monday, North Carolina Central University police issued the “all-clear” to campus. Staff and nursing students were encouraged to work remotely the rest of the day.
Around 12:46 p.m., a similar threat was made at UNC. Officers responded to a potential bomb threat at Carrington Hall, which houses UNC’s School of Nursing. Similarly, Carrington Hall was evacuated, and law enforcement later cleared the scene.
This was not the first threat against NCCU this year. In January, eight Historically Black Colleges and Universities, including NCCU in Durham, were targeted with bomb threats.
No explosivers were found in January’s threat.
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This story was originally published August 8, 2022 2:03 PM.
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