All clear given following bomb threat at WVU campus

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West Virginia University
Published: Jul. 5, 2022 at 1:28 PM EDT
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va (WDTV) - STORY UPDATE (7/5/22 3:40 p.m.)

WVU officials have given the all clear following a bomb threat Monday afternoon.

WVU police conducted a sweep of the area and did not find a device.

Affected downtown campus buildings will reopen tomorrow.

“It’s early in the investigation, but we believe the bomb threat against WVU is part of a series of such hoax calls made to other campuses,” University Police Department Chief Sherry St. Clair said. “We will be working with the FBI and our other law enforcement partners to locate, arrest and fully prosecute the person or people responsible. We have zero tolerance for such unwarranted disruptions on our campus.”

STORY UPDATE (7/5/22 1:55 p.m.)

Officials said police will continue to search the area following a bomb threat.

Because there are many downtown buildings to search, authorities said it will take some time to completely survey the area for anything suspicious.

In the meantime, the campus will remain closed

WVU has closed its downtown campus academic and administrative buildings and the Mountainlair in Morgantown following a bomb threat, officials said.

WVU officials said the threat was made by phone to the Morgantown Police Department.

The downtown campus is scheduled to reopen on a normal schedule on Wednesday, July 6.

The University has canceled an active shooter training exercise scheduled for this afternoon, a University spokeswoman told 5 News.

This is a developing story. Stick with 5 News for updates.

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