NIAGARA FALLS – A bomb threat temporarily closed the Maid of the Mist campus of Niagara College, Tuesday afternoon.
Niagara Regional Police Cost. Derek Watson said an anonymous call came into the school around 2:29 p.m.
Police quickly moved to block off the area bounded by Dunn Street, Orchard Avenue, Dixon Street and Level Avenue.
The school was then evacuated and the area closed to all foot and vehicle traffic.
The school was searched by a special police unit, but nothing was found.
By 4 p.m., roads and staff were allowed back into the building.
The caller who made the threat has not been identified.
Police are continuing their investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 905-688-4111-2200.
“Bomb threats require a significant amount of resources and are taken very serious,” said Watson. “Making a false report is a criminal offence and could result in criminal charges.”
Niagara College President Dan Patterson said praise the college’s security officers and police for their quick and professional response.
“The safety of our students and staff is our key priority and we appreciate the quick and effective response of our own security team and the Niagara Regional Police Service,” said Patterson.
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