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University of Connecticut warns of bomb threat on campus

(Reuters) - The University of Connecticut on Thursday said a bomb threat had been made at its admissions building and ordered students and staff to evacuate the building. The school said on its Web site that people at other campus locations should shelter in place. (Reporting by Scott Malone; Editing by Colleen Jenkins)

Massachusetts college lifts lockdown after 'erroneous' report

BOSTON (Reuters) - Bristol Community College in Fall River, Massachusetts, on Tuesday lifted a lockdown order it had issued for its campus, saying earlier reports of an armed intruder were "erroneous." "The report was investigated by the Campus Police and the Fall River Police. It turned out to be an erroneous report, and the College resumed normal operations," the college said in a statement. The report of a possible intruder was made at 10:15 a.m. ET (1515 GMT) and the all-clear sounded a half-hour later.

Massachusetts college says on lockdown after 'armed intruder' reported on campus

BOSTON (Reuters) - Bristol Community College in Fall River, Massachusetts, said on Tuesday it had placed its facilities on lockdown and ordered students and faculty to shelter in place after a "armed intruder" was reported on campus. The school has some 12,000 students spread across five campuses located north of Boston. Its Fall River campus includes nine buildings spread across 90 acres. (Reporting by Scott Malone; Editing by Dina Kyriakidou)

New Boston mayor promises to focus on crime, schools

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston's first new mayor in 20 years, former state representative Martin Walsh, vowed on Monday to focus on cutting the city's violent-crime rates and improving its school system. The former teacher addressed the challenges of two big appointments that he will make after being sworn in as Boston's 54th mayor - the city's next police commissioner and school superintendent.

Massachusetts 83, Ohio 71

(Updated: CORRECTS Williams' assists in 2nd graph CORRECTS UMass shooting percentage in 2nd graph CORRECTS Ohio's 3-point shooting in 3rd graph RECASTS first and second Game Notebook items) No. 20 Massachusetts 83, Ohio 71: Maxie Esho led the way with 16 points and 10 rebounds as the Minutemen shot their way past the host Bobcats.

Harvard student charged in U.S. bomb hoax released on bail

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A Harvard University student charged with making a hoax bomb threat to avoid taking a final exam was released on a $100,000 bond by a federal judge on Wednesday. Investigators said Eldo Kim, 20, admitted to making the e-mailed threat that triggered evacuations on campus. Kim was charged in U.S. District Court in Boston and if convicted, he could be sentenced to as long as five years in prison, three years supervised release and a $250,000 fine.

Harvard student due in court to face U.S. bomb hoax charges

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A Harvard University student who told investigators that he had sent hoax e-mails claiming there were bombs planted around the school this week to get out of taking a final exam was due in court on Wednesday to face criminal charges. The student, 20-year-old Eldo Kim, was expected to appear in U.S. District Court in Boston around noon ET (1700 GMT).

Harvard student charged with bomb threat hoax: U.S. officials

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A Harvard University student was charged with making a false claim that bombs had been placed at up to four buildings on the school's campus in a bid to get out of taking a final exam, U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday. The prestigious Ivy League school a day earlier had evacuated four buildings from its centuries-old campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, after receiving emails that U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday had been sent by the 20-year-old student, Eldo Kim.

Harvard returns to normal after bomb hoax

Washington, Dec 16 (EFE).- Harvard University is returning to normal after a bomb hoax on Monday forced authorities to evacuate four buildings on the Cambridge, Massachusetts, campus where final exams were being given. University police found no trace of the alleged explosives during their investigation and they were unable to verify any specific threat against the campus or students, and so the all clear was given for the university to return to its normal activities.

Harvard evacuates, cancels exams over bomb scare

A bomb scare forced Harvard University Monday to evacuate four buildings, call in police and cancel final exams underway at the elite US university in the northeastern town of Cambridge. The university ordered the evacuations at 9:02 am at the Science Center, the Thayer dormitory, the Sever classroom and lecture hall and the Emerson building, home to the philosophy department. Harvard tweeted that there had been "NO reports of explosions" but police were immediately scrambled to the sprawling, snowy campus where witnesses tweeted of helicopters circling overhead.
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