Around 10:45 this morning police say someone called in a bomb threat to the Harrisburg campus of HACC. Police say the caller said to evacuate the campus by noon or it would blow up.
After a thorough building by building search of the campus, the school reopened for evening classes at 5:30pm, but they are still investigating who made the call from an anonymous number.
Campus officials say they take all threats seriously. Immediately they evacuated all students, staff and visitors. As they evacuated buildings officers went in. Bomb sniffing dogs with Harrisburg City and Capitol Police went were used in all 15 buildings. It did take awhile for people to get off campus due to traffic. Police say protocols for this type of threat were used. There always things to learn and this is what they train for.
City Police Sgt. Gabriel Oliveria said, "Police actually train for this sort of thing. HACC security train for this kind of thing. We have joint trainings where we actually do this kind of training. Where we prepare for these things so we have organization and that's what helps."