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Anonymous Tip Led To Closure Of Community College Campus

The Bucks County Community College sign at the Newtown campus.

An anonymous third-party tip led to Wednesday’s closure of Bucks County Community College’s Newtown Township campus.

Police said in a Wednesday morning press release that officers received the tip around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday. The tip reported a “threat that specifically targeted the Bucks County Community College on September 26, 2018.”

As of Wednesday morning, the threat was not substantiated and detectives were working to determine if it was credible. They were also working to determine the source of the information, police said.

“The investigation will remain a top priority so that we can continue to keep the students of our community safe,” police said.

The community college said in a statement they are doing everything they can to assist in the investigation and keep students and staff safe.

The community college’s other campuses in Bristol Township and Perkasie were not impacted.


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Tom Sofield

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Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: Phone: 215-431-1001