On Thursday, June 30, Meredith College students, faculty and employees received an email alerting them that there had been a bomb threat made targeting Meredith’s art building.
According to the email, “The threat was called into Raleigh Emergency 911 Operations Center this morning for the ‘Art and Design building’ at Meredith.” Raleigh Police Department (RPD) arrived at the scene and evacuated Gaddy-Hamrick and Martin Hall. Both buildings were searched and no threats were located. According to the email, “RPD has given an ‘All Clear’ for this incident”.
As a safety precaution, Governor's School classes were delayed until 2 p.m. today. RPD will continue its presence on campus through the end of the day.
Several bomb threats were called in today at colleges across the state. Durham Technical Community College, Edgecombe Community College, Johnston Community College, Lenoir Community College, Martin Community College, Vance-Granville Community College and Wayne Community College were amongst those reported.
Community members are encouraged to report any suspicious activity on campus to campus police at 919-760-8888.
The Meredith Herald is aware that several students did not receive this email, and it’s contents are included below:
The message below is being sent on behalf of Meredith College Campus Police.
Campus Police is notifying Meredith employees and students about a bomb threat that occurred this morning, June 30, 2022. This threat proved to be false.
The threat was called into Raleigh Emergency 911 Operations Center this morning for the “Art and Design building” at Meredith. The Raleigh Police Department (RPD) responded to the threat, and Gaddy-Hamrick Art Center was immediately evacuated. RPD performed a sweep of the building and no issues were found. As a precaution, Martin Hall was also evacuated and searched, and again no issues were found. RPD has given an “All Clear” for this incident.
Normal Meredith operations may now continue in these buildings. Governor’s School classes will resume at 2 p.m. As a precaution, RPD and Campus Police will have an increased presence on campus for the remainder of the day.
As always if you see anything suspicious on campus, please immediately report it to campus police at 919-760-8888.
By Rachel Van Horne, Associate Editor