Harvard University evacuated its Cambridge, Mass. campus this morning after 9:00 a.m. FOX news reported due to a bomb threat received by email. The school had implemented a text alert system to notify students of emergency situations and the need to evacuate; it proved helpful in getting students and faculty out of the building in a timely manor.
The universities website containing an alert posted at 9:00 a.am Monday Dec. 16, 2013 read “Unconfirmed reports of explosives at four sites on campus: Science Center, Thayer, Sever, and Emerson. Please evacuate those buildings now.”
No explosions have been reported.
The Boston Globe states the FBI and "Bomb squad officers and police from the State, Cambridge, Harvard University, Boston and Transit departments are investigating the scene". The Department of Homeland Security is also searching for explosives on the premises and nothing has been reported found as of yet.
Harvard University police made a statement “Harvard's focus is on the safety of our students, faculty and staff”. Bomb-sniffing dogs are implemented in some of the departments.
Final Exams have been canceled that were underway when the evacuation occurred.
Students start their winter break on Dec. 21, 2013.