Several Alabama community colleges and universities respond to apparent bomb threats


Auburn University, Shelton State Community College and Jefferson State Community College were among about a dozen Alabama campuses that cleared buildings due to reported bomb threats. Local officials told media they were unaware of any immediate danger.

“Alabama community college authorities are working closely with law enforcement at the state level and within each community to keep residents safe at our facilities after allegations of high blood pressure scares. bomb at multiple institutions,” a spokeswoman for the Association of Community Colleges of Alavama said. in a report. “Although no threat has been deemed credible at this time, some buildings have – in accordance with protocol – been evacuated and access restricted to some campuses. Residents, including students, faculty and staff, are encouraged not to visit any college facilities until further notice from the colleges.Please also stay tuned to your local information sources.

Jefferson State and Shelton State Community Colleges issued brief warnings to their campuses. Shelton State quickly added that the threat on campus was resolved but that its facilities in Tuscaloosa would be closed for the remainder of the day.

Social media posts from Wallace Community College in Dothan, Enterprise State Community College and Lurleen B. Wallace Community College posted similar “all clear” announcements for their campuses. Auburn University briefly evacuated its nursing building, but that facility was also reopened. Similar actions have taken place at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, the University of South Alabama in Mobile, and the Northwest-Shoals community.

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