All clear given after Montgomery County Community College Pottstown, Bucks County Community College bomb threats

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Thursday, December 3, 2015
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Bomb threats have led to the evacuation of two community colleges in our area.

POTTSTOWN, Pa. (WPVI) -- The all clear has been given after a bomb threat led to the evacuation of the Montgomery County Community College's West Campus in Pottstown. This came hours after an unfounded threat at Bucks County Community College's Newtown Campus.

The West Campus was reopened around 3:00 p.m. and classes were to resume beginning at 4:00 p.m.

The Montgomery County threat was announced around 11:45 a.m. Thursday.

MCCC officials say the alert was received for South Hall.

All students at the West Campus were evacuated and day classes were cancelled.

An Action News viewer sent in a photo of the text alerting students to the threat.

Earlier in the day, just before 7:00 a.m., the Library and Gateway Center at Bucks County Community College in their Newtown Campus were evacuated due to another bomb threat.

School officials say bomb-sniffing dogs from several Bucks County police departments cleared the scene.

No explosives were found.

The buildings reopened at 1:00 p.m. for students and visitors.