COA evacuation followed bomb threat, situation now clear
By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice on June 30, 2022
Other NC community colleges received threats as well
Update: A knowledgeable source has informed the Voice that the evacuation of all COA campuses followed a phone call into the Elizabeth City location saying that a bomb had been planted in a second-floor art room. The call did not specify a particular campus. The campuses were evacuated and according to the source, they have now all been cleared, and classes and activities can resume.
Meanwhile, WRAL is reporting that bomb threats were also reported on June 30 at Edgecombe Community College, Johnston County Community College and Durham Technical Community College.
COA campuses evacuated due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’
According to College of the Albemarle (COA) Director of Communications and Marketing Tammy Sawyer, there is an evacuation underway at all COA campuses on June 30.
In a brief email response to the Voice, Sawyer wrote that “all COA campuses have been evacuated due to unforeseen circumstances. Faculty, staff and students have been asked to exit the campus.”
More details as they become available.