MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Georgia College and State University reopens after law enforcement investigated a bomb threat on campus Thursday.
According to the university's Facebook page, residence halls reopened at approximately 4:30 pm and dining services resumed at 5 pm. An all clear of the campus was given at 5:52 pm.
Baldwin County Sheriff Bill Massee says a call came into the 911 dispatch center around 2:15 pm. The caller said there was a bomb threat on campus, but investigators did not know of an exact location.
Campus leadership evaluated the threat. Classes were canceled and students, faculty, and staff were told to evacuate the buildings of all Georgia College campuses over a loud speaker.
"In a matter of minutes we had alerted the campus to the fact that there was an emergency situation on the campus and that everyone needed to leave the buildings and the grounds of the school," Georgia College spokesperson John Hachtel said.
Students who lived off campus could go home while students who lived on campus were directed to go to the First Baptist Church in Milledgeville.
All classes and activities scheduled for the campus Thursday evening are canceled. Classes and all regular business activities will resume Friday morning.