Destiny Torres
Associate Editor
Lorain County Community College has closed all classes until next week after the college received another bomb threat today (Tuesday, March 29) through its online chat messaging system.
LCCC President Marcia Ballinger, Ph.D., said, “Unfortunately, this is the third time in the past six days that we have received this kind of threat. All three have been found uncredible by the Elyria Police Department.”
The threat, the third of its nature, caused another evacuation of all LCCC campuses and outreach centers out of an abundance of caution.
“The Elyria Police Department has been coordinating and working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation since day one,” Ballinger said, “We are also aware that other colleges across the country are receiving similar threats.”
The campus is to remain closed for the remainder of the day, and it will reopen tomorrow.
“The safety of our staff and community is our biggest priority. Just like the pandemic, we put health and safety first,” Ballinger said.
An investigation is being conducted by EPD and the FBI as these terroristic threats are being classified as a third-degree felony. If you see anything suspicious or have any information, call Campus Security at 440-366-4043.