Washington and Lee University reopens campus after bomb threat cleared

LEXINGTON, Va. Update:

According to Washington and Lee, the bomb threat has been cleared.

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Law enforcement found no active threat to campus safety, and campus has reopened.


Washington and Lee announced that the campus is now closed due to the ongoing bomb threat and search by law enforcement.

Original Story:

Washington and Lee University received a bomb threat Wednesday morning and the public is being asked to avoid the area, according to a Facebook post by the University.

The threat was received around 8 a.m. and did not specify what locations were targeted.

The University said police are on the scene, which is active at this time, and the public is being asked to avoid the area.

For more information and up-to-date alerts go to Washington and Lee’s Facebook page or the university’s general alert system.

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