HIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) - Officials gave the all clear at the Miami-Dade College Hialeah Campus, Tuesday afternoon, after a bomb threat forced the evacuation of the campus.
Hialeah Police said the call came into the school just after 1 p.m., saying there was a bomb on campus and a shooting would soon follow.
Police responded to the campus, located at 1780 W. 49th St., and evacuated the premises to perform a security sweep.
“When they told us to evacuate, and we did, they told us to go all the way across the sidewalk, so we think it’s something really bad,” said one student.
Another student had a more relaxed attitude about the incident but added it’s important to remain vigilant. “Obviously, it’s a lot of panic, but like I’ve been telling everyone, you just got to have faith,” he said. “Don’t be scared, but be alert, too, because, with everything that’s happening right now in the world, you never know what could happen.”
7Skyforce hovered above the campus as dozens of students and staff stood outside and waited for authorities to complete checking the campus.
After searching the campus for hours, Hialeah Police determined the threat appeared to have been just a prank.
MDC officials said they are happy the evacuation did not happen during peak times at the campus.
If you have any information on this prank, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.
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