St. Petersburg College Gibbs campus evacuated after threat of bomb on campus, no bomb found

ST. PETERSBURG - Police and school officials confirm that no explosives were found on the St. Petersburg College Gibbs campus following word of a bomb threat on the campus earlier Friday morning.

St. Petersburg Police received a call from a male at 8:36 a.m. indicating that there was a  bomb on campus.  

A second call was placed at the main campus 20 minutes later from a male caller saying the same thing.

Officers spoke to the school administration and the school decided to evacuated the campus.

Students and staff received an alert that said "Evacuate immediately. An emergency has occurred. Leave the building at this time" at 9:24 a.m.

Police searched the campus as a precaution, and as of noon Friday, no bomb was found.

School officials report that classes planned for the remainder of the day will go on as scheduled.

Detectives will continue to investigate in attempt to identify the caller who called in the bomb threat.

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