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Wednesday, June 12, 2024
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Santa Fe College reopening Wednesday after receiving two bomb threats

The college’s Contact Center received two anonymous bomb threat phone calls Tuesday afternoon

Cristie Anderson, 38, a nursing student at Santa Fe College, passes by the Alan J. Robertson Administration building on Friday, June 18, 2021.
Cristie Anderson, 38, a nursing student at Santa Fe College, passes by the Alan J. Robertson Administration building on Friday, June 18, 2021.

Santa Fe College will hold classes and conduct business as usual after receiving anonymous bomb threats Tuesday afternoon.

Santa Fe’s Contact Center received two non-specific bomb threat phone calls at 3:22 p.m. Tuesday, according to an email from SF spokesperson Jay Anderson. College officials closed the campus and cancelled all classes for the evening. Santa Fe Police investigated the threats and found no device on college property.

The college did not believe the threat was credible nor that there were ever any dangerous devices on college property, Anderson wrote in an email.

“The college made the decision to close for the evening to allow the investigation to continue on an empty campus,” Anderson wrote.

Vani Jaishankar, a 21-year-old SF clinical lab science senior, said bomb threats do not surprise her because they were common at Gainesville High School, where she was a student.

Still, Jaishankar is uneasy about returning to campus following the threats.

“I knew they were just gonna shut down the school, but I get nervous to go back on campus,” Jaishankar said.

The investigation will continue, partly because of the four false bomb threats called into Buchholz High School within the last month, Anderson’s email read.

“The investigation is continuing in coordination with law enforcement partners and authorities are taking the matter seriously,” Anderson wrote.

Contact Eve Thompson at ethompson@alligator.org. Follow her on Twitter @evealanaa.

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Eve Thompson

Eve Thompson is a third-year journalism major covering Santa Fe. In the past, Eve was a News Assistant on the university desk. When she’s not submitting public records requests or staring at a blank Google doc, Eve can be found on a boat, usually listening to 70s music.


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