Johns Hopkins exams resume after unfounded bomb threat

The Johns Hopkins University has reopened buildings after classrooms being used for exams were evacuated due to a bomb threat called in to police Thursday morning.

An investigation into the threat concluded before 9:45 a.m. Thursday. "Nothing suspicious was found and the time frame indicated by the caller has passed," the university's statement said.

A caller indicated a lecture hall would be targeted, without specifying the exact location, the school said. Security at Johns Hopkins searched academic buildings where exams were planned. The school called the threat "non-specific" and "unverified." A school statement asked students to remain out of exam rooms until the investigation is completed.

Around 9:45 a.m., a statement from the university said all academic buildings had been checked.

Exams scheduled for 9 a.m. at the Homewood campus were backed up to 10 a.m., but 2 p.m. exams will begin on time, according to the university. All other university operations are on schedule, according to a statement.

sjwelsh@baltsun.com

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