HIRAM, Ohio –The Hiram College community was permitted back on campus Friday night after a bomb threat forced evacuations.
According to Tom Ford, the director of college relations, the threat was sent via email around 4 p.m. to the campus office and everyone had left campus within the hour.
Several local fire and police departments, the bomb squad and the FBI completed a sweep of the school’s 50-55 buildings and deemed it safe.
The dining hall was opened from 9:30-midnight so students could eat.
Counselors were made available from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday.
Ford said about 800 of the school’s 1,200 students live on campus.
During the time they were displaced, the students were receiving text and email alerts from the school with updates.
The investigation is now focused on identifying the person responsible for the threat.
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