Nov 7, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Three Ivy League schools receive bomb threats, officials say

Columbia University
Columbia University. Photo: Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Officials at Cornell, Columbia and Brown universities ordered partial campus evacuations after receiving bomb threats on Sunday.

Driving the news: Cornell University evacuated four campus buildings following the threat. A campus alert at 5:30pm ET noted that the investigation and building sweeps were ongoing.

  • Columbia University issued a campus-wide emergency alert after receiving threats, though the school later said they were deemed "not credible" by the New York Police Department.
  • Several buildings on the Brown University campus were also evacuated Sunday due to a bomb threat, but were cleared for re-occupancy shortly before 6pm ET, the student newspaper, the Brown Daily Herald, reported.

What's more: The threats on Sunday follow a similar incident on Friday at Yale, where several buildings were evacuated also due to a bomb threat, per the Yale Daily News.

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