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A Morehead City Fire & EMS vehicle blocks the west campus entrance into Carteret Community College Tuesday after a bomb threat was made on the Wayne West building, seen in the background. Morehead City police evacuated and swept the building, according to college officials. (Cheryl Burke photo)

Reporter's note: This article was updated at 1:23 p.m. Sept. 15, 2020, with additional information.

MOREHEAD CITY — Law enforcement cleared a bomb threat on the campus of Carteret Community College Tuesday morning.

The threat was cleared around 11:40 a.m. Tuesday after Morehead City police performed a sweep of the Wayne West building. Morehead City fire and EMS also responded. 

CCC President Dr. Tracy Mancini said a faculty member found a note in one of the Wayne West bathrooms around 11 a.m. and alerted CCC security, who then notified the Morehead City police and fire departments. The Wayne West and foundation buildings were evacuated and police swept for any devices.

One CCC nursing student said her class was just preparing to take their first exam of the semester when students had to evacuate the building.

“I was up until 3 a.m. this morning studying for the test and now it’s postponed until Friday,” she said. 

The matter is still under investigation by the Morehead City Police Department.

 

(Previous reports)

MOREHEAD CITY — Law enforcement cleared a bomb threat on the campus of Carteret Community College Tuesday morning.

The threat was reportedly cleared around 11:40 a.m. Tuesday after Morehead City police performed a sweep of the Wayne West building. Morehead City fire and EMS also responded. 

CCC President Dr. Tracy Mancini said a faculty member found a note in one of the Wayne West bathrooms around 11 a.m. and alerted CCC security, who then notified Morehead City police and fire departments. The Wayne West and Foundation buildings were evacuated and MCPD swept the building. 

The matter is still under investigation by MCPD.

(previous report)

MOREHEAD CITY — The campus of Carteret Community College was evacuated Tuesday morning due to a bomb threat. 

College officials confirmed police are investigating the potential threat in the Wayne West building on campus. The call came in around 11 a.m., according to emergency scanner reports.

Students and employees have been evacuated and are asked to stay away from the west end of campus. 

This is a developing report.

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