STORRS, Conn. (WWLP) – Officials at the University of Connecticut have cleared all areas of the campus except for one building, following a bomb threat that caused them to issue a “shelter-in-place” order Thursday morning.
During the mid-morning hours, the school sent-out a campus-wide alert, and posted this message on their Facebook page:
ALERT – STORRS CAMPUS: There has been a bomb threat at the Tasker Building, also known as the Admissions building. If you are in or near this location, please evacuate immediately. All other locations: shelter in place. No events have occurred and the police department is investigating. Additional information will be shared as it becomes available. Please visit http://alert.uconn.edu/ for information and updates.
Around noontime, they lifted the shelter-in-place order, and said that classes would continue as scheduled starting at 12:30 P.M. Officials posted the following message on Facebook:
Storrs Campus Update: Classes will resume at 12:30 p.m. today. The Tasker Building is still under investigation and closed. All other campus areas have been cleared. Get the most up-to-date info on our Alert website.