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Police investigating bomb threats at four La. schools

Posted at 11:37 AM, Jul 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-06 16:45:34-04

Police are investigating bomb threats at four separate Louisiana colleges.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, South Louisiana Community College Morgan City campus, SOWELA Technical Community College in Lake Charles and Nunez Community College in Chalmette all received bomb threats on Wednesday.

The UL Lafayette bomb threat was called into 911, according to police. Everyone has been told to stay away from Martin and Mouton halls. The all-clear was given at 2:56 pm. Police say they are continuing to investigate.

SLCC in Morgan City received the threat and alerted anyone on campus to evacuate. At 1:00 pm, the police department announced the school was cleared of any threats.

Calcasieu Sheriff's deputies say they were called at about 1:30 p.m. by someone stating they found a bomb at SOWELA. Deputies evacuated the school and called State Police. As of 3 p.m. deputies were still sweeping the school with K9 but no device had been found so far.

An emergency alert was sent Wednesday morning to faculty, staff and students at Nunez Community College in Chalmette. All the buildings have been cleared and the St. Bernard Sheriff's Office is investigating the source of the call.

Louisiana State Police are involved in the state-wide investigation.