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Bomb threat at Ball State University

by Stephanie Wiechmann

February 20, 2012

Ball State University Police today responded to a bomb threat on the school’s campus.  Just after 12:30 pm, the university’s emergency notification system sent text messages, emails, and this voicemail to on-campus numbers.

University police say they searched the building at the corner of McKinley and Neely avenues for anything suspicious.  Several police cars and an ambulance could be seen outside.  Tony Proudfoot is with the university’s Marketing and Communications office.

An hour later at 1:30 pm, Ball State’s notification system sent an “all clear” message, saying the Student Recreation and Wellness Center was open once again.  Professors were also resuming classes scheduled in the building.  Proudfoot says University Police did not find anything “of concern” in the building.