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The search of the College of the Redwoods (C.R.) Campus was concluded at approximately 12:00 noon today. The Humboldt County Sheriffs Office was assisted searching the campus by personnel from Eureka Police, Humboldt County Drug Task Force, F.B.I., Humboldt State University, College of Redwoods Security, Humboldt Bay Fire District, Cal Fire and C.R. Administrative Staff. No explosives or suspicious devices were located. Sheriffs Detectives are continuing with the criminal investigation.
On 4-18-2013, approximately 12:15 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified by College of the Redwoods (C.R.) students of an internet posting of a bomb threat directed at the C.R. campus. The internet posting stated the bomb would detonate today, 04-18-2013. The Sheriff’s Office immediately notified College of the Redwoods Security. The college administration decided to close campus for the day as a precaution all classes were canceled for the day. All C.R. residence hall students were evacuated for the day as a precaution to an offsite locate. The Sheriff’s Office and multiple Humboldt County allied agencies are responding to the campus to conduct a search of the campus today with College of the Redwoods staff. Sheriff’s Detectives are working with the internet provider to determine who posted the threat. The Federal Bureau of Investigation was also notified. False reporting of a bomb is a crime and subject to state prison and fines.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.
Further information will be released as it develops. College of the Redwoods Public Information Officer Paul DeMark can be reached at 707-834-5938 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.