Bomb threat empties 4 campuses of Oregon CC



SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A bomb threat prompted the Thursday evening evacuation of four Oregon campuses of Chemeketa (sha-MEK-ah-tuh) Community College. The Marion County sheriff’s office later gave the all-clear.

The Statesman Journal reports that all campuses plan to resume normal operations Friday.

School spokesman Greg Harris says a caller warned that a bomb would go off at 7 p.m. but wasn’t specific about where. The Salem, Woodburn, Dallas and McMinnville campuses were cleared.

Thursday evening classes were canceled.

Sheriff’s spokesman Don Thomson says the male caller’s message was determined to be a hoax. All four campuses were searched.

The newspaper says it’s the third threat that has closed the campuses in two weeks.

Marion County detectives are investigating.


Information from: Statesman Journal,