BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) A commencement ceremony was anything but normal on a local college campus. Bloomsburg University had to push back one of its undergraduate ceremonies, today, after receiving a bomb threat.
The Bloomsburg University’s Director of Media Relations says at least 600 people had to be evacuated from this building after the threat was made.
We are told, the Bloomsburg Police Department received a call saying there was a bomb in the Haas Center about 15 minutes into the morning graduation ceremony.
Once university police got word, they went into action moving everyone to the Carver Building where they continued the graduation while police and canine units investigated the Haas Center.
“Our son this morning got a text message from the college saying that there had been a bomb threat here and that the afternoon ceremony was up in the air. They didn’t know whether they were going to have it here or whether they were going to have it down at Carver Hall,” said Denice Fegley, parent of a graduate.
“This sucks and I’m sad that they would try and run this day for everybody and scare everybody, you know, because I was honestly scared to come to my second commencement speech because I thought something would happen,” said Doronella Simon, graduate.
No bombs were found and they were able to have the afternoon graduation ceremony held in the Haas Center as planned.
Police have not identified who made the call or where it came from at this time.
Bloomsburg Police continue to investigate.