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Alexis Stevens reports for

Clayton State University evacuated due to bomb threat

All buildings at Clayton State University were evacuated and being searched after a bomb threat Monday afternoon, according to police and university officials.

The campus, located in Morrow, was evacuated after the threat was made, shortly after noon, Maritza Ferreira, university spokeswoman, said in an emailed statement.

“We are asking for people to avoid coming to campus until we indicate that the campus has been re-opened,” Ferreira said.

Classes were cancelled for the remainder of the day.

Police dogs from several agencies were searching all campus buildings for possible explosives, a spokeswoman for Clayton County police said.

No details were released on how the threat was made or which building was involved.

“We can assure you we are taking all necessary precautions for the safety of all students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community,” Ferreira said.