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'All-Clear' Given At Bowie State University After Bomb Scare

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- Bowie State University reopened its campus Monday afternoon and lifted a shelter-in-place order after a bomb scare.

The university reported shortly before 2 p.m. that it had received the all-clear from law enforcement after a sweep of the campus found no sign of any explosives.

Earlier Monday, university officials closed the campus and asked students, faculty and staff to shelter in place after receiving information about a bomb threat.

Prince George's County Police notified the school that someone had made a threat "indicating that explosives had been placed" on campus," the school said.

As CNN reports, Bowie State was among at least six historically Black colleges and universities targeted by bomb threats, which disrupted campus operations.

Bomb technicians with Prince George's County Police, Maryland State Police and the State Fire Marshal's Office were brought in to search the campus, but no bomb was found.

Classes will be held virtually and office functions will be handled via telework for the rest of the day, the university said.

This marks the second time this month HBCUs have been targeted by bomb threats after at least three schools received similar threats Jan. 5, according to CNN.

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