Bomb threats force evacuations at ECTC

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By Sarah Bennett

Two separate bomb threats forced evacuations Tuesday morning at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

The first note was found on a classroom door in the Academic Technical Building, said Mary Jo King, ECTC spokeswoman. According to a news release from Elizabethtown Police Department, the note read, "There is a bomb inside this building" and on the back, "Stay away."

Students were evacuated from the building and police responded at 7:12 a.m., according to the release. After searching the building, students were allowed to re-enter.

About three hours later, a second bomb threat was found in the college's science building, King said. Police say this note read, "There is a bomb in the building."

Once again, students were evacuated while police conducted a search, according to the news release. No bomb was found and students were allowed to return for class.

King said classes were disrupted for about 30 to 45 minutes each time.

The college's fall break is scheduled to begin Thursday and some classes are taking midterm exams before the break starts, she said.

Police say investigation into the threats is ongoing.

Sarah Bennett can be reached at (270) 505-1750 or sbennett@thenewsenterprise.com.