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home : news : local   May 24, 2016

3/20/2013 4:39:00 PM
Nothing suspicious found after Aurora bomb threats


The Associated Press




AURORA, Ill. (AP) — A police sweep of the Aurora University campus in suburban Chicago is complete and nothing suspicious has been found.

Aurora police spokesman Dan Ferrelli says the sweep was conducted in response to multiple emails containing bomb threats. The emails began around 8 a.m.

The university canceled classes and employees were sent home. University spokesman Steve McFarland says the school received three or four similar e-mails containing non-specific bomb threats.

About 650 students living on campus were being relocated to an Aurora elementary school, but the university said it planned to allow them to return in the afternoon.

Aurora University is about 40 miles west of downtown Chicago.

Parents of students attending Aurora University received alerts this morning and were concerned for their sons and daughters until an all-clear signal went out this afternoon. Drew Merriman of Oglesby noted that his daughter attends the school and he received alerts, as well as messages from his daughter that she was OK.

Online: http://www.aurora.edu












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