October 21st, 2020

Bomb threat at Lethbridge College believed to be a hoax


By Lethbridge Herald on January 28, 2020.

From LPS: Lethbridge Police are investigating a reported bomb threat at Lethbridge College but there is no evidence to suggest the threat is credible.

Shortly before noon today police responded to a report that Lethbridge College had received an email to their general inquiries account which contained a bomb threat. College officials notified police immediately and officers were dispatched. Lethbridge College followed their emergency protocols and evacuated their campus and student residences as a precautionary measure.

Preliminary investigation has determined that the email does not appear to have come from any students or staff members and may have originated from overseas. Police have also liaised with law enforcement agencies in other jurisdictions where there have been numerous similar incidents that have been unfounded.

At this time there is no evidence to suggest the college community is at risk.

Investigation is ongoing.

From Lethbridge College:

Shortly before noon on Tuesday, Jan. 28, Lethbridge College received a bomb threat to campus through email. Through an abundance of caution, the college‚Äôs Executive Leadership Team made the decision to evacuate the campus. Employees and students were sent home for the day, while residents of the on-campus Residence buildings were evacuated to the Servus Sports Centre. Lethbridge Police Service was immediately notified and began an investigation that determined the threat does not appear to be credible. Students evacuated from Residence were allowed to return to their units around 3 p.m. The rest of campus will remain closed for the remainder of the day on Tuesday and will re-open with business as usual on Wednesday morning. Lethbridge College is pleased to say that everyone remained safe during this incident. We thank all students, employees and members of our campus community for their cooperation.

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