GMU campus deemed safe after earlier bomb threat

George Mason University officials said their Fairfax campus has been declared safe after an earlier bomb threat.

Campus police were conducting an investigation after a written bomb threat was found overnight in the campus’s Art and Design Building.

At 9 a.m., officials said the building had reopened and classes in the building would be held as scheduled.

Authorities had said early Thursday morning that there was no “present danger to the university community,” according to Michele McDonald, a university spokesman.

Classes in the Art and Design Building had been canceled for the morning, and the building was cordoned off. Officials had said people should “remain away” from that building.

McDonald said there is “no immediate danger” to those on the campus. Classes on the rest of the campus were not impacted.

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Dana Hedgpeth is a Post reporter, working the early morning, reporting on traffic, crime and other local issues.
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