A Pa. State Police cruiser patrols the Lehigh Carbon Community College campus, Schnecksville, while K-9 dogs search the buildings after a bomb threat forced the school to be evacuted around 10:30 a.m. Aug. 14. PRESS PHOTOS BY SUSAN BRYANT
Palmer Township K-9 unit arrived around 11:48 a.m. at Lehigh Carbon Community College to assist in the search of the campus.
LCCC President Dr. Donald W. Snyder addresses the media around 1:30 p.m. Aug. 14 outside a building at Lehigh Career and Technical Institute.
Volunteer firefighters from North Whitehall Township sit on the bumper of the fire rescue vehicle as they wait for orders while a Pa. State Police cruiser drives by the fire trucks parked at the Korea Vietnam Memorial at Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville.
North Whitehall Township's fire rescue and tanker, stationed in Schnecksville, arrived at Lehigh Carbon Community College around 11:30 a.m. Aug. 14.
A Pa. State Police cruiser patrols by the Korea Vietnam Memorial on the main campus of Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, Aug. 14, after a bomb threat forced the school's evacuation.
A North Whitehall rescue worker talks with volunteer firefighters from Schnecksville at the Korea Vietnam Memorial at Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville.
The Korea Vietnam Memorial on the main campus of Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, was one of the briefing stations for firefighters and police Aug. 14.
LCCC reopens after bomb threat forces closing of campus
Lehigh Carbon Community College reopened its Schnecksville campus at its regular scheduled time Wednesday morning after a bomb threat forced the school's evacuation.
State police, volunteer firefighters and a K-9 unit from Palmer Township were dispatched mid-morning Aug. 14 to conduct a bomb sweep of the campus.
"Early this morning LCCC received a bomb threat at the Schnecksville location and immediately the campus was evacuated," LCCC President Dr. Donald W. Snyder told The Press on Tuesday. "The safety of our staff and students is first priority. All classes were closed and exams were canceled."
The college, in partnership with Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, moved all children in the LCCC day care center to LCTI and their parents were all notified, he said.
Snyder said Lehigh County Emergency Management Agency was also at the college to provide support.
"The Pa. State Police Department has completed its facility sweep," LCCC posted on its website Wednesday.