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August 30, 2007
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Ohio college receives 2 bomb threats in 2 days

The Associated Press

AKRON, Ohio — The University of Akron received its second bomb threat Thursday in two days, this time e-mailed to the student-run radio station.

An employee at WZIP-FM discovered an anonymous e-mail around 8 a.m. containing a bomb threat directed at Kolbe Hall where the station is located, said university spokesman Ken Torisky. The university shut down the building and police K-9 units were searching for explosive materials.

Torisky did not know how many people were evacuated. Officials were hoping to reopen the building by 3 p.m.

The university closed classrooms, labs and offices in its Auburn Science and Engineering building on Wednesday, after a secretary in a dean’s office received an anonymous e-mail that included a bomb threat. The building reopened at 4 p.m.

The FBI was also looking into bomb threats Wednesday at Kenyon College. The central Ohio college in Gambier received six separate bomb threats in a general admissions e-mail account.

Law enforcement officials have said there was no evidence linking the college bomb threats with those at grocery and discount stores across the country.

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