Aurora University Classes Canceled After Bomb Threat

Aurora University received more than one emailed bomb threat, city spokesman said

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    Police cars line the street outside Aurora University.

    Aurora University was evacuated Wednesday after the school received a bomb threat, officials said.

    City spokesman Dan Ferrelli said the whole campus was evacuated as a precaution after more than one threat was emailed to the school. Aurora Police cleared the campus by 1 p.m. and found nothing suspicious.
     
    The school released this statement on its website Wednesday morning:

    "The university has received a generic bomb threat that we are treating as real. Classes for the day and evening are cancelled and employees are dismissed. Residential students will be relocated to Freeman Elementary. We will send hourly updates to the campus community."

    After the campus was cleared, residential students were allowed back at 2 p.m. School officials confirmed campus events will be held as scheduled, though classes remain canceled.

    Police continue to investigate source of threat.