New Jersey's Rowan University has been declared safe after a 911 call to a county 911 call center claiming that "multiple bombs" had been placed at several spots on and near its campuses forced an hours-long evacuation on Tuesday, officials said.
In a 2:15 p.m. update via its Twitter account, Rowan University said that initial call came into the Gloucester County 911 center around 10:45 a.m. The evacuation order for all three Rowan campuses -- in Glassboro, Camden and Stratford -- came a short time later out of an abundance of caution while officials investigated.
Shortly before 2 p.m., Rowan University police completed their inspection of all buildings and declared all campuses safe for a return to normal operations.
No other details on the threat or its perpetrator were immediately available. If anyone has any information about the threat, please contact the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at 856-881-1500. Anonymous tips can be provided by texting GLASSPD and your tip to 847411 (Tip411) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Glassboro-based public research university ended its spring semester in mid-May but summer sessions have been well underway. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of about 16,000 students.
The investigation is ongoing.