Evacuations ordered at La. college after threat

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Associated Press

Posted on February 25, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 25 at 7:33 PM

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Several buildings were evacuated for a time at a Louisiana college and classes have been canceled after a high school housed on the campus received a bomb threat.

Northwestern State police on Monday cleared out buildings next to the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts shortly before noon. The high school also was evacuated. Officials said later Monday that no explosives were found and both the university and high school were declared safe.

Details about the threat were not immediately released. Messages left with campus and city police were not immediately returned.

Northwestern State has about 4,500 students. It wasn't clear how many students attend the high school, which is a boarding school.

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