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Sheriff’s Office says no credible threat found at Carroll Community College after campus lockdown Friday

Carroll Community College was evacuated Friday following a bomb threat to the Westminster campus, according to a late morning alert sent out by the college.

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Community college campus security evacuated buildings and Carroll County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the scene at 11:55 a.m. After a search, “no evidence of a credible threat was located,” according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

A deputy who answered the phone at the sheriff’s office on Friday afternoon said that “everyone was evacuated and everyone is safe,” but would not give any more details about what happened at the college at 1601 Washington Road, Westminster.

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A message posted on the community college’s Facebook page shortly before 1 p.m. stated: “College will be closed for the remainder of the day. Do not come to campus.”

Students were seen standing outside near Route 32, and sheriff’s deputies had blocked off all entrances and were not allowing anyone to leave the scene.

The college hosts weekday summer camps for children ages 5 through 16 on its campus on weekdays via its Kids @ Carroll and Teen College programs. A reunification site for parents to pick up their children was set up at the Gateway School, 45 Kate Wagner Road, Westminster, according to the sheriff’s office.


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