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'All-clear' given to Lamar University after Wednesday afternoon bomb threat

Classes have been canceled for the remainder of Wednesday.

BEAUMONT, Texas — Lamar University has been given an all-clear update after a bomb threat was called in to the university Wednesday.

Officials sent a message to staff and students telling them to, "clear campus until further notice," after the threat was made. Officials said they took extreme caution and worked with area law officials to clear any potential threats

Classes have been canceled for the remainder of Wednesday.

The call regarding the bomb threat came in shortly before 2 p.m., according to Beaumont Police Department call logs. 

This is a developing story. We will update with more if and when we receive more confirmed information.

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From a Lamar University release:

Lamar University received notification of a potential bomb threat to campus around earlier this afternoon on Wednesday, July 6. In accordance with university emergency procedures and policies, the campus was evacuated immediately, and all classes were cancelled for the remainder of the day.

The Lamar University Police Department, Port Arthur Police Department, Beaumont Police Department, Beaumont Independent School District Police and Jefferson County Sheriff’s department responded and completed a search of campus. All worked diligently to ensure campus buildings were all-clear and safe for students, faculty and staff to return.

Cardinal Village residents may return immediately and Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall will be open from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to serve residents. All other buildings will remain closed until campus resumes normal business operations on Thursday, July 7, 2022. 

Faculty, staff and students are reminded to report any suspicious items or packages to LUPD at 409-880-7777. Please continue to monitor your LU email, lamar.edu/alerts and LU social media for official updates. 

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