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Bomb threat on Gonzaga University campus

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Thursday morning just after 8:00 Gonzaga's emergency alert system sent out voice mail phone calls and text messages alerting students and faculty to evacuate all academic and administrative buildings. Some students were asked to go inside their dorm rooms and apartment buildings, lock all doors and windows and close the blinds. Other students were told to shelter in place.

KHQ spoke with Officer Teresa Fuller with Spokane Police. She tells us the bomb threat came in over the phone but at this point we do not know what was said or who received the call.

Just before 9am Spokane Police reported they were clearing the scene however Gonzaga's Campus Security is continuing to walk through the area. Classes have resumed as usual for today, however, the law school classes are canceled.

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GONZAGA UNIVERSITY STATEMENT ON INCIDENT THIS MORNING

SPOKANE, Washington – Gonzaga University campus buildings were cleared as safe for re-entry and use at approximately 10 a.m. this morning following a non-specific bomb threat called in to the Spokane Police Department from an off-campus phone.

Gonzaga worked closely with Spokane Police Department and its Explosives Disposal Unit in response to the threat. Gonzaga Security conducted a thorough search of all facilities and nothing suspicious was found. GU continues to work with Spokane Police Department on its investigation of the threat.

The University is now open and scheduled classes have resumed, except for the Law School, which is closed today with classes there resuming tomorrow.

Gonzaga University President Thayne McCulloh expressed his gratitude that no one was harmed during this incident.


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