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Bomb Threat That Cleared Berkeley College Campuses 'Unfounded'

Friday's email from President Smith.
Friday's email from President Smith. Photo Credit: Berkeley College

The “unsubstantiated, non-specific bomb threat” early Friday that forced the evacuation of the White Plains campus of Berkeley College, along with six others in New York and New Jersey, was unfounded, officials said.

All of the buildings were “evacuated, inspected and cleared by local authorities” after the 7:45 a.m. call to the Woodland Park, NJ campus, College President Michael J. Smith said.

“Normal campus operations resumed at approximately 11 a.m.,” Smith wrote in an email to students, faculty and staff.

Besides White Plains and Woodland Park, Berkeley has campuses in Paramus, Newark, Woodbridge, Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Smith thanked the school’s Public Safety and Campus Operations departments, the local police departments and other first responders who assisted.

“We appreciate all they do to keep our campuses and communities safe,” he said.

For Daily Voice's earlier report on the threat, click here.

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