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.
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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.