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.
Message from Dr. Shanblatt, President of Bucks County Community College, regarding the closure of the Newtown campus, today, September 26, 2018: pic.twitter.com/RVLTj8TT4d
— Bucks County College (@Bucks_edu) September 26, 2018