Bomb threat empties 2 campuses

September 28, 2009 2:14:44 PM PDT
Authorities say a bomb threat has forced the evacuation of two campuses at a University of South Carolina branch. Vice Chancellor of University Advancement Lynn McGee says the threat was called into the school near the Georgia border just before 1 p.m. Monday.

The caller didn't specify a location, so university officials and law enforcement decided on a full evacuation of the school's campuses near Bluffton and downtown Beaufort. They sent an emergency message to students and faculty.

McGee says bomb-sniffing dogs from a nearby Marine base and the Beaufort County sheriff's office searched all buildings, starting with the dorms and dining halls. Nothing has been found.

Classes have been canceled for Monday.

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