UPDATE: Police Conclude GMU PW Campus Bomb Threat Investigation

| March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

Updated: Mar. 13, 12:30 a.m.

Police have concluded their investigation of a reported bomb threat  at the Prince William Campus of George Mason University.

According to Prince William County Schools Supervisor, Community Relations, Irene Cromer, the campus has resumed normal operations.

“All Governor’s School @ Innovation Park (GS@IP) students are safe, accounted for and have been picked up by parents or are being transported to their base schools,” Cromer said.

Superintendent Steven Walts and Acting Associate Superintendent Wayne Mallard were on site to coordinate efforts to assist the GS@IP students.

“GS@IP students were prevented by the ongoing investigation from retrieving their cars and personal belongings,” the school division said in a statement. “Dr. Walts has authorized PWCS school-based administrative staff to assist students who need a ride from base schools back to the GMU campus to retrieve cars or belongings.

Updated: Mar. 13, 11:32 a.m.

Police investigation continues at  George Mason University Prince William Campus this morning. All Prince William Public School students attending the Governor’s School have been transported off campus.

“University Police and local law enforcement are continuing to investigate the bomb threat at the Prince William Campus. Employees, students and visitors already on campus may take shelter in the Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center until this situation is resolved,” a GMU representative stated on their website.

As of late this morning, Governor’s School students have been transported back to their home schools. Vehicles are still not being allowed to enter the Prince William Campus at this time.

Police anticipate the investigation to continue throughout the morning and possibly into the afternoon.

Shuttle service between the Fairfax Campus and Prince William campus remains suspended.

“We are seeking information about the individual(s) who made this threat. If you have any information about this situation please contact us at (703) 993-2810,” a spokesperson for the Prince William County Police police said.

Updated: 10:07 a.m.

Police are restricting entrance onto the George Mason University (GMU), Prince William Campus, due to a bomb threat. They are both evacuating and sheltering students and staff.

Irene Cromer, Supervisor of Community Relations for Prince William County Schools, said the Governor School students are now being held at the Freedom Center.

All GS@IP students are safe at the Freedom Aquatic Center. GS@IP students who drove to school are unable to access their vehicles due to the continuing investigation. Parents, with appropriate identification, should pick them up at the Freedom Center. Transportation back to base schools is currently being arranged for those who cannot be picked up. Note that traffic in the area is heavy due to the investigation.

Original Story

Prince William Police have announced as of 9:22 a.m., Thursday, that they have evacuated the Prince William Campus of George Mason University (GMU) to investigate a bomb threat.

“Vehicles are not being allowed on campus at this time; please do not attempt to travel to Prince William Campus,” the university spokesperson said.

Prince William County Governor School students are being released to their parents and  “will be returned to their home school as transport is made available.”

Employees, students and visitors already on campus are being sheltered at the Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center. Residents in Beacon Hall are being told to remain in place at this time. The shuttle service between the Fairfax and Prince William Campus has been suspended.

At 8:30 a.m. university police announced that they are investigated a bomb threat made on Manassas Campus.

“Discovery Hall, Occoquan Building, and Bull Run Hall have been evacuated,” the university announced. “Please remain away from those buildings and follow the directions of University Police and emergency response personnel.”

The spokesperson said the university expects to be open again by noon.

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