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Virginia Peninsula Community College Among Colleges to Receive Bomb Threat Tuesday

HAMPTON – Virginia Peninsula Community College (VPCC) was one of multiple institutions in the commonwealth subject to a bomb threat Tuesday, July 12, according to a press release from the college.

VPCC police received a call at 12:18 p.m. and notified the Hampton police and the Hampton fire departments, the college said. A canine unit swept Hastings Hall on the college’s Hampton campus.

No one was injured or ever in danger, said campus police chief Kelvin Maxwell. Everyone was cleared to return to the building at 2:18 p.m.

The former Thomas Nelson Community College held a grand rebranding event today after officially becoming Virginia Peninsula Community College on July 1.

Threats also were received at Tidewater Community College (Chesapeake campus), Norfolk State University, and Regent University, according to the release.

Authorities are investigating, according to multiple reports.

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