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State police investigate source of HCC bomb threat

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Holyoke police block the entrance to HCC. (Twitter / @BrianSteele22) Holyoke police block the entrance to HCC. (Twitter / @BrianSteele22)

State police are investigating the source a bomb threat that was made towards the library at Holyoke Community College on a social networking website Thursday morning.

The Donahue Building was evacuated at 9:40 a.m. after campus police received a report from a student who had seen the threat. Classes in that building were canceled for the day, according to HCC's website.

State police had concluded their investigation at the school and the Donahue building was reopened at about 11 a.m. Police continued to investigate the source of the bomb threat Thursday afternoon.

"During the evacuation, state and Holyoke police temporarily restricted entrance to the campus as a crowd control measure and an abundance of caution," said Bill Fogarty, HCC vice president of Administration and Finance.

Classes in the Donahue Building that begin after 4 p.m. will proceed as scheduled Thursday along with all other classes and activities on campus.

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