Penn State Wilkes-Barre Closed Until Saturday Due to Bomb Threat

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Penn State Wilkes-Barre closed until Saturday due to threat

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A Penn State satellite campus in northeastern Pennsylvania has closed until Saturday due to a bomb threat.

The school issued a text alert Thursday afternoon telling students that the science building was closed on the Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus. Less than a half hour later, campus security evacuated the entire campus.

The school's website says classes were canceled for the remainder of Thursday and Friday "as a precautionary measure after a threatening message was discovered on a bathroom door in the campus' Science Center."

State police and bomb-sniffing dogs have been combing the campus for the bomb, but there's no indication authorities have found either a real or fake device.

 

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