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Buildings evacuated following Utah Tech campus bomb threat

Posted at 3:53 PM, Jul 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-19 18:34:23-04

ST. GEORGE, Utah — Multiple buildings were evacuated on the Utah Tech University campus in St. George following a bomb threat Tuesday afternoon. However, after a sweep of the area, no threats were detected and all buildings were cleared.

The university received a phone call regarding a bomb threat at the Smith's Computer Center on campus, and sent out an emergency alert notification at 3 p.m.

All buildings within vicinity of the center were evacuated, and students and staff were told to avoid the area around the computer center and stay out of buildings on the south side of campus

A Washington County bomb squad, along with the school's police force and the St. George Police Department responded to the building and gave the all clear signal.

Utah Tech University was formally known as Dixie State University before the name was officially changed earlier this year.