Students walk casually past the Thomas Hall building as FBI, SBI and Campus police investigate a bomb threat. PN Photo/Anayah L. Peterson
ALL CLEAR! 12:12 p.m.
The threat was investigated by UNCP Campus Police and Public Safety in collaboration with the FBI and SBI. With the help of a specialized bomb detection unit, James A. Thomas Hall and the Business Administration Building have been deemed safe. The buildings will reopen for occupancy, effective immediately.
Classes in James A. Thomas Hall and the Business Administration Building remain canceled for the day as previously communicated.
According to a statement from UNCP representative Kelvin Jacobs:
The university received a bomb threat for the School of Business this morning. Immediately after receiving the threat, James A. Thomas Hall and the Business Administration Building were evacuated. All classes in James A. Thomas Hall and the Business Administration Building are canceled for the remainder of the day. Classes in other buildings on campus will proceed as scheduled.
The FBI, SBI and UNCP Campus Police and Public Safety are collaborating in investigating the threat. A specialized bomb unit is responding to the threat to investigate the buildings.
The university will provide an update once the investigation is complete and the buildings are deemed safe for occupancy. Updates will be provided via email and posted at uncp.edu/alert.
Should you have any questions, email askUNCP@uncp.edu.