Santa Monica College Bomb Scare Prompts Evacuation
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Another day, another bomb scare.
After the terrorist bombings in Boston last week, police in the L.A. area have had their hands full with fake threats and unattended bags. Today, it's Santa Monica's turn:
Santa Monica College officials sent an email to students this afternoon warning that the campus' main quad area is under evacuation orders following a bomb "threat:"
The SMC College is evacuating and closing the main campus quad area to investigate a bomb threat. College and local police are on the scene. There is no reason for panic. Please stay clear of the quad area until further notice.
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Santa Monica police confirmed to the Weekly that they were assisting campus authorities.
We'll let you know when we hear about the inevitable "all clear."
[Update at 1:35 p.m.]: Gosh, SMC bomb threat, we hardly knew you. According to a campus email sent to students, it's over:
The police have investigated the bomb threat and given the okay to return to the quad area.
Thank you for your cooperation and thank you to our police department for ensuring the safety of our College Community.
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