Classes canceled, York College campus closed after bomb threat

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Monday, March 7, 2022
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Classes have been canceled for the day at York College in Queens after an anonymous caller phoned in a bomb threat.

JAMAICA, Queens (WABC) -- Classes have been canceled for the day at York College in Queens after an anonymous caller phoned in a bomb threat.

The incident was reported Monday morning after 11 a.m.

Police arrived to the scene and swept the school, but said the threat appeared to be unfounded.

The school announced that due to the investigation, all classes would be canceled for the day and everyone should leave campus.

Police gave the all clear shortly before 1 p.m.

"Early this morning, a bomb threat against York College was called in by an anonymous caller, and in response, all campus buildings were evacuated so that the NYPD could fully investigate," school officials said in a statement. "The NYPD has determined the call to be a hoax, and cleared the campus by early afternoon. We are grateful to our college community for responding to this emergency in a calm, cooperative and organized manner, and we appreciate the quick and thorough response of the NYPD; working together, we were able to ensure that our campus remains safe for our community. In-person classes and other activities will resume on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, according to the normal schedule."

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