MIT, NYU, and USC have all been cleared of the latest university ‘bomb threat,’ as police investigate other threats made to prominent colleges.
According to reports, threats of “bombs” were made at MIT in Massachusetts, NYU in New York City, and USC in Los Angeles.
According to an MIT Alert issued out, Building 54, the Green Building, has been evacuated and police are on the site.
After a possible suspicious item was detected at the Green Building on the MIT campus, Cambridge Police acknowledged they are “acting out of an abundance of caution” owing to prior “similar threats.”
According to the school’s Twitter feed, New York University received another bomb threat at three locations: the Stern School of Business, the Center for Neural Science, and Hebrew Union College.
Students have been ordered to leave the campus as well. According to social media rumors, evacuations were beginning at the University of Southern California’s Grace Ford Salvatori, Sample, and Wallis Annenberg buildings in Los Angeles.
According to the Washington Square News, the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City also received a threat.
It comes after multiple bomb threats were made on Sunday to major Ivy League universities, prompting extensive evacuations until authorities determined the danger was not credible.
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MASS EVACUATION AT MITA The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been evacuated due to a bomb threat.
According to an MIT Alert, Building 54, the Green Building, has been evacuated and police are on the site.
The public has been told to keep away from the area.
BOMB THREATS AT NYU
On Thursday night, the university stated that three locations had received bomb threats.
Three locations at NYU have received bomb threats: the Stern School of Business, the Center for Neural Science, and the Hebrew Union College (an independent institution). The cops are on their way. The evacuation of buildings is underway.