Jacksonville University, other Florida colleges receive threats

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Due to a threat made Friday afternoon, everyone on the campus of Jacksonville University was asked to evacuate.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, it was an emailed bomb threat. Officers were sent to the campus to investigate. Students were sent a notice at 3:08 p.m.

A campus email at 5:50 p.m. gave students the “all clear.”

“Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office K-9 units have thoroughly searched the Jacksonville University campus and verified it is safe for you to return. Thank you for your cooperation and your patience,” the email reads.

At least four other colleges or universities in Florida received a threat Friday. Daytona State College was evacuated Friday morning after the college said it received information about a “potential threat,” according to ClickOrlando. Police determined the threat was unfounded.

In Tampa, Southeastern University was given an “all clear” after a bomb threat, according to the Tampa Free Press.

According to WTSP, an anonymous threat was sent to the University of Tampa. Police said nothing suspicious was found.

And Fox4 reported that Florida Southwestern State College was reopened after an unfounded email threat.

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