SMCC evacuated because of bomb threat | News
UPDATE: 11:44 AM... Two dorms at SMCC in South Portland have been reopened to students.
UPDATE: 11:20 AM... South Portland Police say the threat was called in around 8:45 AM. The caller told police there were three bombs located on school campuses in either South Portland or Bath/Brunswick. A team of bomb-sniffing dogs is currently searching at least the South Portland campus. All students who live in dorms have been evacuated to the gymnasium.
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Sources tell NEWS CENTER Southern Maine Community College in South Portland is in the process of being evacuated. A witness at SMCC says everyone is being ordered off of the campus at Spring Point.
Officials say a bomb threat was called in to SMCC and that is why the campus is being evacuated.
The student population at SMCC is greater than 7,500, but many attend classes part time.
There are 48 buildings on the main SMCC campus. The SMCC main campus sits on 80 acres at the old Fort Preble in South Portland.
Officials say SMCC will not reopen until 4:00pm at the earliest.