- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 10, 2015

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Six buildings at the College of Charleston have been closed after school officials say a bomb threat was received. That threat led to an erroneous alert transmitted to students that a bomb had been found.

School spokesman Mike Robertson said Charleston police received a call Tuesday morning that two bombs had been placed in school buildings.

A notification sent to students through the email and phone alert system Cougar Alert indicated that a bomb was located. But Robertson said that notification was in error.

While officers continue to search the buildings, including a residence hall, the college said evening classes were expected to be held beginning at 5:30 p.m.

County emergency officials using a phone alert system contacted those living within a six-block radius asking them to shelter in place.


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