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UNC School of Nursing received bomb threat, building cleared after investigation

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DTH Photo Illustration. The back entrance of South Building and the Old Well are pictured on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022.

The University received a bomb threat today at Carrington Hall, the UNC School of Nursing building, according to a statement from Media Relations.

The threat was received at 12:46 p.m. on Monday and the building was evacuated. The building has since been deemed safe. Both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation are aware of the incident, according to a UNC Media Relations statement. 

“UNC Police and other local agencies, including the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Chapel Hill Fire Department and Orange County EMS, evacuated the building, and using a K9 explosive detection team, UNC Police has deemed the building to be safe,” according to a statement from UNC Media Relations. 

Earlier today, both Elon University and North Carolina Central University also conducted police investigations due to suspicious devices on campus. 

Elon's Moseley Center was evacuated and no suspicious items were found after a search, according to Elon News Network.  An Elon E-Alert was sent to employees and students this afternoon confirming that the building had been investigated twice and has since been reopened. 

The NCCU Police Department received a call at 11:44 a.m. today about a suspicious package at the university's Department of Nursing building. The building was evacuated and investigated by the NCCU Police Department, in addition to the Raleigh-Durham Airport Police Department, North Carolina State Capitol Police Department and the UNC-CH Police Department, according to NCCU News. No suspicious devices were found and the building was cleared at 1:55 p.m, according to the article. 

This investigation is still ongoing. Check back here for updates.

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