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Princeton Evacuated for Bomb Threat

June 11, 2013

Princeton University officials ordered the New Jersey campus evacuated Tuesday morning after a bomb threat to several buildings was reported.

"Please evacuate the campus and all university offices immediately and go home unless otherwise directed by your supervisor," the school's website message said. "Do not return to campus for any reason until advised otherwise."

Princeton University spokesman Martin Mbugua told CNN, "The bomb threat was a phone call made directly to the university."

The Times of Trenton, N.J., said any students still on campus and all staff received an email instructing them to leave immediately and go into town to await further instructions.

CNN said school officials expected it to take several hours to clear the campus of any threats.

The campus is largely empty of students because classes ended two weeks ago and commencement was last week, university officials said.

Source: Copyright UPI 2013

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