Partial evacuation at Utah Tech lifted after school received a bomb threat
Jul 19, 2022, 4:19 PM | Updated: Aug 2, 2022, 10:25 am
(Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)
ST GEORGE, Utah — An evacuation order has been lifted at Utah Tech, put in place after the school received a bomb threat.
When the threat was first received on Tuesday afternoon, the St. George Police Department as well as the Utah Tech Police Department as well as the Washington County bomb squad were on the scene. A primary and secondary sweep of the scene netted no bomb.
The threat was directed toward the Smith’s Computer Center, which school officials described as being in the middle of the campus off of 700 East in St. George.
According to a Facebook posting by the university, an emergency alert notification was sent out after the bomb threat was called in after 3 p.m.
At this time, officials cannot confirm anything about the person who called in the threat. There were no injuries.
The Washington County Bomb Squad was on campus for much of Tuesday evening searching the premises.
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