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Police: Nothing Found After Bomb Threat at St. Pete College

The campus was evacuated and searched by St. Petersburg Police on Friday morning, officials said.

Updated, 12:13 p.m.:

Officers and school officials say no threatening or unusual items were found during a search Friday morning after a bomb threat was called in to St. Petersburg College.

Classes will go on as scheduled for the remainder of the day, school officials said.

St. Petersburg Police will continue their investigation to identify who called in the threat, a police spokesperson said.

 

Earlier:

Police were searching the St. Petersburg College campus following a bomb threat Friday morning, officials said.

Nothing had been found so far, according to an email sent by a St. Petersburg Police spokesperson shortly after 11 a.m. Friday.

Morning classes were canceled and the school was evacuated, police spokesperson Mike Puetz said.

Police received a call around 8:36 a.m. from a man saying there was a bomb on the campus, located at 6605 5th Ave. N. A second call came in around 20 minutes later at the main campus from a man claiming the same thing.

Officers responded to the scene and began a search with the help of college staff.

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