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UPDATE: PVCC Campus Reopens, Police Still Investigating

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Sept. 23, 2013

UPDATE 6:10PM

Officials have reopened PVCC, though all Monday classes and events are still cancelled at the main campus.

Normal operations will resume Tuesday.

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UPDATE 5:05PM

A reported bomb threat Monday afternoon causes officials to evacuate the main campus of Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC).

At least three employees received a bomb threat via email around 2:30 Monday afternoon. A decision was made immediately by administration to evacuate the building.

Albemarle County police say it was a quick evacuation.

Traffic piled up on Route 20 as police blocked the entrance to the campus, and students tried to leave for the day.

"It's crazy. I wouldn't think something like that would happen at PVCC, but anything is possible I guess," said Charlottesville resident Gian Paolo Donnadio.

“I was in the middle of class and all of a sudden you hear, 'everyone has to evacuate right now.' And we didn't know, and we didn't even know when we got out what was going on,” said PVCC student Laura Holder.

A bomb-sniffing dog is on scene. Police are waiting for two additional K9's to arrive from Richmond and one from Virginia State Police before they can enter the building to clear it.

All evening classes and events at the main campus have been cancelled for Monday.
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DEVELOPING:

The Albemarle County Police Department is working with Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) to investigate a threat to the campus. The college has been evacuated. The investigation is underway.

PVCC sent out the following tweet at 3:30 PM:

"Bomb Threat at Main Building :: A bomb threat has been received at main building. Avoid this area. Classes at this location are canceled."


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