Union University Evacuated For Bomb Threat

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Courtesy WBBJ

(Jackson, TN) The Union University campus was evacuated Friday morning due to a bomb threat.

The university’s text alert system sent the following message at 9:09 a.m.:

“Due to a specific threat to physical safety, JPD has directed us to evacuate the entire Jackson campus immediately, until further notice.”

A follow-up text said, “Shelter is available in the sanctuary at West Jackson Baptist Church for anyone who may need it.”

A note was found at about 8:30, indicating there was a bomb inside the school and that there might be a shooting.

A dog trained to find explosives was brought in, and the SWAT team searched for a potential shooter.

The all-clear was given at 1:20 p.m.

Officers will continue to patrol the campus, and the investigation into who left the note is ongoing.

Anyone with helpful information should call Jackson PD at 731-425-8400 or Crime Stoppers at 731-424-8477.


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