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Hiram College in Ohio evacuated following bomb threat; Update: Safe to return!/WEWS/status/246720889062846465

Following bomb threats which earlier forced the evacuation of the University of Texas at Austin and North Dakota State University, Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio, cleared campus buildings late Friday afternoon in response to yet another bomb threat.

Hiram recently received a bomb threat. We are taking this seriously, have notified local & federal authorities.

— hiramcollege (@hiramcollege) September 14, 2012

A precaution Hiram College is directing you to evacuate campus. We will continue to update you every 30 minutes. Check

— hiramcollege (@hiramcollege) September 14, 2012

Fire and safety teams are on Hiram campus with bomb sniffing dogs. We will continue with updates.

— hiramcollege (@hiramcollege) September 14, 2012

FBI agents are on site and assisting local authorities.

— hiramcollege (@hiramcollege) September 15, 2012

Hiram College posted the first update to its website at 5:41 p.m., saying that fire crews and bomb sniffing dogs were checking all campus buildings following a threat which was received around 5 p.m. Residence halls reportedly were cleared by 7 p.m.

Hiram is located about 35 miles southeast of Cleveland and has a student population of around 1,300.

Update from Hiram – bomb threat possibly made via email. Authorities evacuated campus and still have areas blocked off

— Stephanie Ramirez (@RamirezReports) September 14, 2012

Mr's alma mater, Hiram College, joined today's bomb threatapalooza. Tiny school in middle of nowhere, why would anyone want to blow it up?

— Mommy Snarks (@MommySnarksALot) September 14, 2012

Update: Hiram College is reporting that the sweep has been completed and students are cleared to return to campus.

Safety officials completed their sweep of Hiram campus. It is now safe to return. Investigation identifying the person(s) will continue.

— hiramcollege (@hiramcollege) September 15, 2012


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