Bomb Threat at HCC: False Alarm
Some buildings were evacuated.
A bomb threat at Howard Community College turned out to be an unfounded threat, police said.
Howard Community College staff and students received the following email at 9:52 a.m. with the subject "EVACUATE NOW":
A bomb threat has been received. Evacuate now. Move to designated assembly areas and wait for further instructions. Elevators can be used.
By 10:45 a.m., staff and students were returning to the buildings.
Howard County police spokesperson Sherry Llewellyn said that there was no bomb.
"We checked it out," she wrote in an email. "Nothing there. School is open and fine."
With reporting by Patch.com editors Elizabeth Janney and Brian Hooks.