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All-clear given after bomb threat at Broward College

Bomb threat reported to college by Pembroke Pines Police Department

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – An all-clear message was given Friday night after a bomb threat was reported to Broward College by the Pembroke Pines Police Department, campus officials said.

The college was closed for spring break, but a few facilities were open, including libraries and Bailey Hall for a public lecture.

Campus officials said a notice was sent out through the college's BC Alert system, which includes social media and its website.

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Broward College said it continues to work with the Pembroke Pines Police Department and other local agencies regarding the alleged bomb threat.

A bomb threat was made by telephone at 6:14 p.m. Friday by a male caller who made a general threat to college campuses in Broward, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office.

"Making a hoax bomb threat is a violation of state law, and it is routine for [BSO] Violent Crimes detectives to investigate such threats," BSO said in a statement.

All Broward College facilities remained closed Friday night, campus officials said.

Deputies said anyone who may have information about the caller may call 954-764-HELP (4357).

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