All clear at Northwest-Shoals Community College after evacuation

Northwest Shoals Community College
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Published: Jul. 27, 2022 at 1:05 PM CDT
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MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WAFF) - It is all clear at Northwest-Shoals Community College after an unverified threat evacuated buildings on campus on Wednesday afternoon.

The college will remain closed for the remainder of the day. Normal operations will resume on Thursday.

According to the Muscle Shoals Police Department, the Florence Police Department received a call from an unknown person claiming there was a bomb in a backpack in a classroom at Northwest-Shoals Community College.

A search was conducted by officers with Muscle Shoals PD and command staff. A bomb was not located on campus after the search.

The threat is still under investigation by Muscle Shoals PD along with several other agencies.

Less than an hour before Northwest-Shoals Community College sent the alert, UAH had closed down for threats. Earlier today there were several threats toward college campuses across the state of Alabama.

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