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Harvard University has evacuated four different buildings due to unconfirmed reports of bombs or explosives on the campus, according to a Dec 16 report in USA Today. All final examinations have been canceled, while university and local police check out the scene with bomb sniffing canines and explosive experts.

The four buildings on the Harvard campus that have been evacuated are the Science Center, Thayer, Sever and Emerson.

Faculty and students will supposedly be updated through "Web, email and voicemail," according to Harvard’s website. The website also states that the university is allowing law enforcement to methodically search each building for the alleged explosives.

Harvard University is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on more than 210 acres of land. Harvard has more than 6,700 undergraduates and more than 14,500 graduate students studying at the University.

Final exams were scheduled for many students today, leaving some to surmise that if this bomb threat is indeed a hoax, a student may have orchestrated the plot to avoid testing.

Meanwhile, police and FBI are investigating if this report of explosives at Harvard is actually true, or is the work of a prankster.

Update:

CNN now reports that according to law enforcement sources, this bomb threat seems to be a hoax. No explosions have occurred at the Harvard University campus.

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