San Bernardino Valley College was closed Tuesday after a bomb threat to the California campus, but police found no credible threat.
Midday on Tuesday, school officials announced the campus would reopen and final exams would resume. “The San Bernardino Community College District Police Department has cleared the campus for reopening on Wednesday, December 16 after a thorough search of the campus in which no threatening material was found,” according to a statement from Alisa Sparkia Moore, a spokesperson for the San Bernardino Community College District.
The 12,000-student community college lies just a few miles from the site of a mass shooting earlier this month when two terrorists, a married couple, killed 14 people before they were shot by police. The FBI continues to investigate friends and neighbors and other possible targets; police speculated that the couple may have originally planned a shooting at a school or college.
The campus is just one of many to shut down in recent weeks over threats of violence. Fears increased after a mass shooting at an Oregon community college earlier this fall and heated protests at many campuses. At Harvard, officials shut down four buildings after a bomb threat that was determined to be false. Eastern Kentucky University and Western Washington University shut down for days after threats were made.
Last week, the college community held a moment of silence and a vigil to honor the victims of the mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center on Dec. 2.